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Joseph Franzone

Apr 07, 1931 - Nov 19, 2019


Joseph Franzone was born in Chicago on April 7, 1931 and passed away on November 19, 2019 at the age of 88. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Joe was the former Vice President of the Mayline Corporation during his working years. He was an avid football fan and fishing enthusiast.
Joe was a devoted husband to his wife, Janis; father to Joseph (Toncha) Franzone and Susan (Larry) Olsen; stepfather to Jeff Stuecklen and Kim Stuecklen; and grandfather to Jessica Franzone, Rachael (Garrett) Slack, Gina Olsen, Jennifer Olsen and Ashley Stuecklen. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Vera Franzone and sister, Jean Franzone.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice or the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Wisconsin are appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Cedar Grove Gardens for their care of Joe.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Nov 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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John Revelis

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Joe was a patient of mine who became a dear friend. I enjoyed his stories during the times I was treating him. He was a special man and I feel fortunate to have been touched by him. May his memory be eternal. I will miss him dearly. I will think of him every time I watch a White Sox baseball game!

Bob and Sandi (Walters) Davisson

Jan and family. We are so very sorry to hear to hear of Joe's passing. Had hoped to visit you but Bob's health has not been good. Still have the wonderful memories of our Teen years Jan. Good old times.

Tony Finnelly

To Janis, Joe, Sue and your respective families. I'm sorry for your loss and hope that you find comfort in each other. I always remember Mr. Franzone as friendly, kind and funny. He will be missed. Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure

Pamela C-Franzone Condon

Grandpa Joe will be dearly missed. His genuine graciousness was just who he was. His spirit will live on within those who had an opportunity to experience that trait and so much more. His laughter and stories of life were simply the best! With sincerest and deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends. Grandpa Joe will always be remembered with much Love. May he Rest in Peace and be with God's Blessings.

Frank Candela

Joe and Sue, My heartfelt and deepest sympathies to you , and your families. Joe (or Junior-as I knew him as ) was a very special relative to me. He was always kind and sincerely interested in me, and our family. I will greatly miss talking with him on the phone about life, the good old days and our families. Its hard to see the generation I grew up admiring fade away, but such is our fate too. I know he was ready, I hope you can take some comfort in that, at some point in the future. All my love and warmest condolences to you , and your great father. Frank Candela

Thomas Achsel

Our condolences Tom & Judy. I had the pleasure of work for Joe for many years. We had fun visiting Joe and Jan once in awhile.

Pamela Hill

Uncle Joe...from the first time I met you, what, 33 years were a wonderful conversationalist, always interested in what I had to say. Your love and loyalty for family, love of life and adventure...and oh your stories...I'm deeply saddened that I won't get to hear them anymore. You were a faithful, loving, adoring husband to my Aunt Janis. I can't express how much I'll miss you. Rest peacefully...until we meet again. - Pam Hill Wheatland, MO

Greg horn

To the family, Joe has had a special influence on my life. On Sunday when Jan joined Joe and the two of them held hands , what can I say. Joe loved Jan and Jan loved joe. Through the years . I've been fortunate to have some great conversations with Joe. I consider him to be one of my most important mentors. His wisdom, love of family and friends will be missed. For me, I will find peace knowing he sits in heaven. God be with you. Please save a spot for me. We have much more to discuss. Your friend Greg