Frank Charles Sindelar

Frank Charles Sindelar

Frank Charles Sindelar

Frank Charles Sindelar, age 77, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin. And because you are wondering, he was a 16-year melanoma cancer survivor. In April his cancer doctor told him that he didn’t have to go back to see her. He had been cancer-free for 10 years. However, his little heart and kidneys just gave out.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship. Pastor Sam Downey will officiate. Interment will be at the Fordham Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday with a masonic service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Roseberry’s Funeral Home. Visitation will also be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Frank was born September 24, 1941 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Harold and Mary (Pavlicek) Sindelar.

He graduated from Adams-Friendship with the class of 1960. Frank wasn’t one to voluntarily share stories about his earlier years, but the stories told by Johnny, Sammy, Larry, and Danny proved that he certainly had a good time! Frank married Roberta E. McMahon on February 13, 1965 in Friendship. After graduating he worked at the high school bus garage, and then Jefferson Trucking out of Wisconsin Rapids, and Ashworth Brothers Sawmill. He retired from Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative after 36 years.

Frank enjoyed flea markets, auctions, and in addition to agitating his wife, playing pool, camping, Packers, Brewers, napping, bowling, hunting, fishing, and riding in the car. At age 77, he still had to take laps through town.

Frank was a member of the Friendship volunteer fire department, manager for Friendship Liquor Old Timers Softball team, snowmobile safety instructor, Moundview Snowmobile Club, Pathfinders Snowmobile Club in Grand Marsh, and the Dellwood Moundview Snowmobile Club. He was past president of the Wisconsin Snowmobile Association. Frank was also a member of the Roche-a-Cri Lions Club, Quincy Lodge, Eastern Star, Zor Shriners, and the Antique Farmers Club.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Harold & Mary.

Wife: Roberta Sindelar of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter: Karla Sindelar of Madison, Wisconsin
Daughter: Janet Sindelar of Oxford, Wisconsin
Son: Antone (Gretchen) Sindelar of Friendship, Wisconsin
Six grandchildren: Cody Michael, Kyla Sinde, Dylan Larson, Laura Sindelar, Elizabeth Sindelar, and Kathryn Sindelar
Bonus Children: Darin Palmer & Laurel Falash
Brother: Robert Sindelar
further survived by his aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Agrace HospicCare.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Toni Dolata says:

    Sorry for your loss

  2. Deborah Strupp says:

    Roberta and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Frank. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Kathy Williams says:

    Roberta & Family…….,,My deepest sympathy for he passing of your dear Frank. God Bless all of you at this very sad time.

  4. Wayne and Donna Pingel says:

    Roberta and Family

    Sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Frank whenever we would see him around town. Our thoughts are with you all.

  5. Nick and Robin Hiller says:

    Roberta and family,

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a great man and will always be remembered!

  6. Steve & Mary Ellen Peterson says:

    Sorry to here of Frank’s passing. It was Great that I was able sit with you and Frank at Heart of Wisconsin diner meeting in June. Always remember Frank grilling the steaks at Arkdale. Frank was not a man of many words, but when he talked you better listen. A Great man and will be dearly missed. Prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,
    PP Steve & Mary Ellen Peterson

  7. Patricia Pietrzak says:

    Saw this as I was camping in Spring Green with family/friends. So many fun times with you and Frank, especially Hodaging, and of course we always joked about the cop (a/k/a his wife!) coming to arrest us with Del at the Cedar Shack at 3 in the morning. He’ll be missed by all. Sending hugs to you and your family.

  8. Earl and Julie Nahmens says:

    Roberta and family, so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Sounds like he had a great life, glad we had the chance to meet him.

  9. Veronica Kamrath says:

    Dear Roberta and family,
    It is with my deepest sympathy to hear of Franks passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. W. Rueben Lanke says:

    Berta. So sorry to hear of Frank passing. God be with ya all. W. Rueben Lanke

  11. Barbara Morgan says:

    My deepest sympathies to your great family, Frank was a wonderful person, and will be truly missed by all. My thoughts are with you all

  12. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Roberta & family- We are so sorry for your loss. The whole community will miss Frank. We are so sorry we couldn’t make it to
    visitations or the funeral. Knowing Frank his whole life was a blessing. Know our prayers & hearts are with all of you. God Bless.
    Hans & Dorothy (Reichhoff) Menck

  13. Larry & Evie Johnston ( York) says:

    Roberta & Family, The fun times, the laughs, that I remember of Frank, are many to say. Frank, one of the good guys. Sending hugs & love to all.

  14. Chuck and Barb Dehmlow says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  15. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Roberta and family
    Our sympathy is extended to all of you. I laughed out loud when I read that he still liked to take laps!!

  16. Dave and Shelley Ziarnik says:

    If you ever needed to know what was going on Adams-Friendship, Frank was your man. We will all miss him. Roberta and family, please accept our condolences.

  17. Mary Eggebrecht says:

    Roberta and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am happy that I knew him
    and could consider him a friend . He was a great person and I will miss
    seeing him.

  18. Allen Baumgartner Family says:

    Roberta , Sorry for your loss Frank was a good guy . He will be missed RIP.

  19. Jerry Burrows says:

    Roberta and family. Sorry to hear of Franks passing.

  20. Bob & Carrie Christofferson says:

    Dear Roberta and Family.

    Very sorry to hear about Franks passing. We are very glad we got to see you both a few years ago when we visited with Glen and Char.
    God Bless..

  21. Eugene Schlachter says:

    Frank was blessed on this earth with a beautiful wife, wonderful children, and an abundance of friends. From someone who’s Father has passed, our continuous conversations and memories keep him with us every day. He lives yet in us.
    And now I’m sure Frank will be forever happy, pain and worry-free. God bless you Frank, and say hi to my Dad for me.
    Our prayers are with you
    Eugene Schlachter, John Geer, and the Schlachter family.

  22. Lana and Ken Byers says:

    So sorry to learn of Frank’s passing. He was one of a kind! Our sympathies to you Roberta and the rest of his family.

  23. Tom & Jane Bader says:

    Dear Roberta & Family: We were so sorry to hear about Frank, he will certainly be missed! Our sincere sympathy to all and prayers for your comfort!

  24. joy bork says:

    So surprised to hear that Frank left us. It was so nice to see both of you not that long ago.. Our condolences to your family.

  25. Richard & Joyce Koch says:

    Roberta and family Joyce and I are sad to hear of Franks passing he will be missed.

  26. Larry and Sara Peterson says:

    Roberta and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Frank, he was such a wonderful man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.



  28. Lizz & Ken says:

    Roberta and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Tanker was a heck of a guy.

  29. Debbie sipla ohara says:

    So sorry to hear Roberta prayers for you and your family

  30. Lori Ward says:

    Roberta and family so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  31. David Weingarten says:

    I don’t think I have met a nicer person than Frank. Certainly Roberta would give him a good run for his money. He always had a smile on his face and a quick wit. Happy trail Frank!

  32. Karen and Don Rathke says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. He was a kind man and will be missed by many.

  33. Carol chaffee says:

    Dear Bert and Family My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days. Hold and treasure the memories you have. These will certainly bring both tears and laughter.

  34. Charlene Jensen says:

    “Frankie Catalpa”, as Rudy used to call him. What a good guy, full of fun. He will be sorely missed in the community.
    God bless you and his family, Roberta.

  35. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Frank was a good man. RIP

  36. Marge Edwards says:

    Roberta and family, my most sincere sympathy and prayers for you in this time of loss. Frank will be missed mostly by you but also by his many friends in community. God’s blessings to all of you.

  37. Gary and Karen Walbruck says:

    Roberta and Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy and we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  38. Gina Nornberg says:

    So sorry for your loss

  39. Dorothy Fischer says:

    Sorry to hear about Frank’s passing he used to be at the Flea Market every Saturday and Sunday and stop and say Hi to me may he Rest in Peace

  40. Deborah Antoniak says:

    My condolences to you and your family.

  41. Dale and Rita Kolstad says:

    Our sincere sympathy. Frank was a very special man.

  42. Jim & Marie Fitzsimmons says:

    Dear Roberta,
    Fitz and I are so saddened to hear of the loss of your Beloved Frank. Sending you all big warm hugs and Lots of Love Always

  43. Dean and Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    Roberta and family. Our deepest sympathy at the passing of Frank. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers and hugs sent your way.

  44. Buck and Peggy Sleeman says:

    Roberta and family we are saddened by Tankers passing.
    Always enjoyed being around him! Many memories made.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  45. Bill and Marcia Hicks says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Franks family. Bill and I enjoyed listening to his stories of his snowmobiling days. Always a friend. He will be missed.

  46. Jo Ann Hiller says:

    Roberta and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Having just lost 3 family members within one month, we certainly send our love and prayers. Blessings from the family of Roger H Ribbke Sr.

  47. Jeff and Lori McClinchy says:

    Roberta and family we are so saddened to here about Frank, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, he will be missed by many

  48. Holly says:

    Won’t ever forget the days of Camping! Boy, the stories I could tell! Roberta, Karla, Janet, Tony, I sure will miss him.please let me know if you need me for anything. Love you all, Mom and Dad were there to meet him and catch up.

  49. Julio Enrique Barreto says:

    RIP Uncle Frank

  50. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    Roberta and family: Sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. Was great to see you and Frank most every Friday at the cafe. He will be missed by all. R.I.P. Frank.

  51. Niles Verbanac says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of a great dad and wonderful man. He will be missed. My condolences and prayers.

  52. Larry and Diane Van Beek says:

    So sorry for your loss. Frank was a fun loving guy and will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family.

  53. Rog and Ellen Chambers says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family!

  54. Nick & Debbi Segina says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace.

  55. Laurie Karaba says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

  56. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    My heart breaks for you all…prayers for strenght, hugs to all.

  57. Mike Puerling says:

    My condolences too everyone, Frank was a great person . Always liked working with him and listening to his stories, at the Cafe or flee market. Peace.

  58. Alexis hudson says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Good vibes and prayers sent your way

  59. Ronald and Christie Gauthier says:

    Roberta and family, deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. Had a lot of good memories with him camping and out to moms in that favorite chair where he could sleep for hours. So sorry for your loss. We will keep the memories alive.

  60. Julia Burrows and family says:

    So sorry for the loss may he r.i.p. lots of healing thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  61. Gary & Carlette Rhea Machan says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to you & your family. May your treasured memories be of comfort. Frank will be missed and remembered.

  62. Shanna Cote says:

    Roberta and Family,

    Our prayers are with you in your time of loss, may the Lord grant you peace as you remember the best times.

    Shanna & Nicholas

  63. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    So sorry to hear that Frank passed away.It was always good to see you Roberta and Frank at the resturant. He will be greatly missed. He,s up in heaven with the good lord. Your friend Patty Schiefer and boys

  64. Shawna Gruber says:

    Sorry for your loss

  65. Luke and Tina Lassa says:

    So sorry of your loss Roberta, it was such a pleasure meeting both you and frank at Hodag. We enjoyed fishing with him and listing to some of his stories.

  66. Becky and Scott Pease says:

    Roberta and family-
    Scott and I send our deepest condolences. Frank was a great man and member of this community! So very close to the Pease family! We will miss him!! God bless!!

  67. Bob and Roxana Oliver says:

    Frank was a sweet and kind man. Even when he knew some shenanigans were happening.. Loved talking to him. He always had time to chat..Thinking of you all.

  68. Don & Cindy D'Anza says:

    My deepest sympathies & condolences on the loss of Frank. He will be missed. He always made you feel like an old friend. Thoughts & prayers to the family. God bless you Frank.

  69. Mike Scott says:

    My deepest condolences. Franks warm approach always brought a smile to me. My thoughts and prayers to his family.

  70. Ron & Carol Johnson says:

    Dear Roberta, Karla, Janet, Tony and all grandchildren,

    Heaven has gained a super angel. Lots of good memories of Frank yelling at me to give my snowmobile gas to get up the hill. He always stayed behind to make sure I made it. ( True Friend). Remember all the good times because there was a ton of them. You all have our deepest sympathy. God Bless you all during this difficult time.

  71. Donna Sundsmo and Sheldon Sundsmo says:

    sorry to hear of Frank passing he was a great person

  72. Dawn & Rock Stone says:

    Sincerest sympathy to all who loved him. He was a very good man. Remember the good times!!
    Love & prayers.

  73. Darcy Baumgartner Kohlman and Kenna says:

    Roberta and family, we will miss seeing Frank in the mornings at mom and Tom’s for coffee.

  74. Ken Probyn says:

    Hey Bert, sure sorry to hear about Frank. He was one of my best friends and co-conspirator when we were in shop class. Our friendship has lasted over 50 years, I am sorry to see it end, he was a great guy and even better friend.. God Bless you Frank!!!

  75. Sharon Boersma says:

    Roberta and Family. My deepest sympathy to you. May you feel the Lords love close to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are for you.

  76. Amanda Dymond says:

    Roberta and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Many Prayers sent to you.

  77. Jack and Brenda Allen and Family says:

    Sincere condolences to Roberta and family. Frank was a great story teller and will be missed by many. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family. God Bless, Jack and Brenda Allen and family

  78. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I are sending our deepest sympathies to the Sindelar family.

  79. Jodi Bula Holley says:

    Thoughts and prayers to Roberta and the entire family.

  80. Judith Allen says:

    Deepest condolences to Roberta and family. Let prayers and memories comfort you. Dennis and Judy Allen

  81. The Fleckinger’s - Bob, Linda, Lisa and Jill says:

    So sorry for your loss !

  82. Alan Babcock says:

    So sorry Roberta and family Frank was an amazing friendly man who had time for everyone. He will be missed!

  83. Paul and Sue Tannis says:

    Roberta and family I’m deeply saddened to see this! All our Love and prayers for you he will be deeply missed. Love Paul and Sue Tannis

  84. Dave and Pela Steiner says:

    Sincere condolences to Roberta and family. Frank was a wonderful neighbor and we always enjoyed sharing stories over the years. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  85. Deb stone says:

    I am so saddened to read this news.. My heart goes out to Roberta & the family, Frank was a wonderful man.

  86. Jaye Conine says:

    RIP Frank, sorry for your loss Sindelar family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  87. Diana Shaske says:

    My sympathies to you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you .

  88. Jim and MaryAnn Pease says:

    Roberta and family. So sorry to read that Frank has passed. Sending condolences from California. Wish we could be there during your difficult time. Frank always had time to share a good story or memory.

  89. Judy Bieri says:

    Roberta and family my deepest condolences to all of you. Frank was so special and friendly to everyone and I’m sure he will be partying with the boys up there ad watching out for all of us, Good Bless.

  90. Catherine Ann Grabarski says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Frank leaves behind many friends because he was a good friend to so many.

  91. Pam Collins says:

    Thoughts prayers to Roberta and family.

  92. Lara Ginter says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Roberta and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  93. Michele & Jim Falk says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  94. Annie Palmer says:

    I will miss Frank at pool he always called me a pool shark but I wasnt he was so much better then me so sorry for his family he will be missed

  95. Kari & Mike Banovec says:

    You are all in my prayers during the loss of such a wonderful man. Frank always had time to say hello and chat and was a wonderful friend & great co-worker. He will be remembered fondly & greatly missed!

  96. Denise & Bob Andrews says:

    Roberta and family we are so sad for your loss. Frank was a quiet, terrific person and he will be missed at our get togethers. May our Savior bring you peace and comfort at this time. Our prayers are with you all.

  97. Cyndi and Paul Craddock says:

    Love and hugs to the whole Sindelar family! Frank was an awesome guy. Sweet & funny. Paul and I have great memories bowling with him and Roberta. He will be missed

  98. Dennis and Anna says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  99. Sharon (Anderson) and Joe Lobenstein says:

    Sending hugs of condolences from Oregon. Fond memories of a favorite classmate of 1960.

  100. Mary L. Moore. & Ross. says:

    Roberta and Family we are so sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. May the Lord comfort each one of you . Hugs.

  101. Clarel Algere says:

    My condolences to the Sindelar family. May he Rest In Peace!

  102. Chris (Zimdars) Moore says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Frank was a great person.

  103. Jim and Denise Straka says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.

  104. Jodi Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    Roberta and family. I’m sure dad and Frank are already auctioning. I’m so glad Frank got to do all of those things over the last several years. He will be missed.

  105. Charmaine Beach says:

    Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts & prayers to you & your families at this time.🙏🙏❤
    Dennis & Charmaine Beach

  106. Herb and Lois Babcock says:

    So very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and if he was your friend you had a very special friend for life. Frank was in my class in high school and we called him “tank” because that was how he played football. Many good memories of Frank and Roberta at Hodag Country Fest. Our thoughts and prayers and hugs for the whole family.

  107. Isolina Jackson says:

    My condolences to the family on your loss.

  108. Susan Moran Moran says:

    Roberta & family, So sorry to hear about Frank. He was one in a million and thank GOD they broke the mold. Our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  109. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your family’s lost. Hold each other close and share those wonderful memories. I will miss him at ballgames & Lions. May God family friends comfort you during this difficult time

  110. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss