John Edward Resch, age 90, of Sheboygan, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at St. Nicholas Hospital. He was born in Sheboygan on May 12, 1932, the son of the late Edward and Emma Firzlaff Resch.
John attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1951. He then attended Milwaukee State Teachers College until he volunteered for the draft and served his country in U.S. Army, with the 4th Infantry Division Band in Frankfurt, Germany from 1953 to 1955.
On June 14, 1958, he was united in marriage to Sandra Rae Johnson at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. Sandra preceded him in death in 2016. John was employed at C.A. Flipse & Sons Company in 1955. He retired in as president in 1995.
John enjoyed playing music with his trumpet and French horn. He played for many local bands which include, the Army Band, Municipal Band, Wuerl Band, Sheboygan Symphony, Pops Concert Band, Fredy Kuethers Band Day Quartet at Pine Hills Country Club, Mel’s Clown Band, and many others.
Survivors include his four children, Jeffrey (Cathy) Resch, Jennifer (Tim) Entringer, Thomas (Sarah) Resch, and Andrew (Connie) Resch; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; two nephews, Steven Resch and David Resch, and many other relatives and friends. His parents, wife, and his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Lois Resch, all preceded him in death.
In accordance with John’s wishes no services will be held.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to Sheboygan Progressive Care Center, Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Department and 4th floor nurses, doctors at St. Nicholas Hospital. Also a special thanks to the Home Health nurses and therapists, Tiffany, Pete, Maria, and Eric for the compassion and care that was given to John.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com