Frank Sanchez Jr.
1959 - 2021
BORN
1959
DIED
2021
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Oshkosh, WI
Frank Sanchez Jr.

Town of Nekimi - Frank C. Sanchez Jr., age 61, of the town of Nekimi, passed away on May 26, 2021 from complications of Covid-19. Frank was born on November 11, 1959, in San Antonio, Texas, to Frank C. and Mary T. Sanchez Sr. of Omro, WI. Frank Jr. married his high school sweetheart Shari L. Thums in 1980, and they spent 40 very eventful years together. Frank and Shari lived in Germany for two years while Frank served his country in the U.S. Army as a truck Mechanic. Frank wore many other hats in his lifetime; in fact, he kept all his different hats in his truck to change into depending on where he was going. He was proud to be the Fire Chief of the Nekimi Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years. He also served as the Service Director for the Nekimi First Responders; it didn't matter how late or how bad the weather was you would always hear "Tom-100 for Nekimi responding" on the radio. Frank was also a Chief Steward for the Local UAW 578 Union and spent many long hours representing his fellow workers. Frank worked for Oshkosh Corporation for 37 years where many people knew and respected him. Frank loved all forms of music. Frank and Shari built their own D.J. business over the years (Rhythm of the Night) and he loved playing music for any occasion, even big bonfire parties at their home. There are so many people that will miss his kind heart and beautiful smile.

Frank is survived by his heartbroken wife, Shari: daughter, Christina (Johnny) Sanchez; son, Andrew (Crystal) Sanchez; and the treasures of his life, granddaughter MacKenzie and grandson Camden. Frank is also survived by his parents, Frank C. and Mary T. Sanchez Sr.; sisters: Nina (Jeff) Woods, Diana (Bill) Hasch, Nancy (Tom) Behlke and Norma (Gary) Sanchez; brother, Jaime (Shanna) Sanchez; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Frank Jr. is preceded in death by his infant son, Randall, who was always on his mind. Frank Jr. will be greatly missed by many, too numerous to list.

A service will be announced at a later date.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff in the I.C.U. at Mercy for their wonderful care.





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I adored Frank. I worked with him at Oshkosh. I just thought of him today and came across this posting. I'm so sorry that this wonderful person is no longer with us. Prayers for his family.
Melissa Henkel
Friend
June 12, 2021
I adored Frank. I worked with him at Oshkosh. I just thought of him today and came across this posting. I'm so sorry that this wonderful person is no longer with us. Prayers for his family.
Melissa Henkel
June 12, 2021
Truly one of a kind, always had the heart of a servant. What I always admired about Frank was he always led by example from the front. He was a faithful husband, a committed dad and a great example of what a man should be. I have become a better man for having known him and our world would be a better place if we had more men like him.
Ed Demler
Friend
June 3, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Sanchez Family. Big Hugs and Healing Prayers Sent to them during this tragic loss. Frank was a wonderful and kind hearted man who was very thoughtful and caring to his family. He was very proud of each of them.
Friend of Christina Sanchez
Former coworker to Sheri at WM
Amy Wortman DeKeyser
Friend
June 2, 2021
Frank will be missed by many. Over the past years I have worked with Frank through the fire department. He always had a smile on his face and was so easy going. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Wanda
Friend
June 2, 2021
To The Sanchez Family,
The Town Of Oshkosh Fire Department will be keeping you and Frank in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Frank was a good guy and always willing to help out when the need be. RIP Frank, and God Bless You All!
Fire Chief Todd Zak
Friend
June 2, 2021
Frank was a fine man, caring and gave his life to protect and serve others. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Devon Jones
Coworker
June 2, 2021
I know that words won't lessen your pain, but please know that all of you are in my heart and mind. The strength of your family and the love you have for each other is admirable. Togetherness and time will help to heal your hearts, we love you and we are here for you.
Dave Mrstik
Acquaintance
June 1, 2021
RIP my friend! Even as I’m shedding tears for your loss, I’m honored to remember one of the best people I ever met. Frank was such a great guy. He will be missed by many.
Jeff & Julie Hitz (Peters)
Coworker
June 1, 2021
You will be missed Frank! Enjoyed seeing you at the Roxy and talking about the old times. Hugs and prayers to your family.
Dave "Boot" and Jill Wheeler
Dave and Jill Wheeler
Friend
June 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I worked with Frank at Oshkosh Truck and respected him as an employee as well as a good human being. Frank will be missed.
John Achterberg
Coworker
June 1, 2021
Rest in peace Frank, You will be deeply missed, You were a great friend and loved having you at events to DJ. God gained a great person.
Art and Dawn Ruedinger
Friend
June 1, 2021
Rest In Peace Frank thanks for all you had done for the community and you will be missed . John Strombeck coworker
John strombeck
Coworker
June 1, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Lisa Willoughby
June 1, 2021
Rest In Peace Frank!! You were a great coworker and friend. You will be missed. Thank You for all you have done to help people. You were definitely one of the best!!!
Kevin Lisney
Coworker
June 1, 2021
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