John Edward Krzysiak, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of January 16, 2021, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. He was born on May 27, 1957, in Antigo, a son of Joseph and Agnes (Wavrunek) Krzysiak, the seventh of eight children.
He attended St. Mary Grade School, graduated Antigo High School in 1975 and attended North Central Technical College where he studied Auto Mechanics.
John spent most of his working life as a milk truck driver, driving accident free 41 years for Melzer Trucking. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking with the many farmers on his routes.
Like his father before him, John was a gifted artist and spent many of his free hours sketching. He also enjoyed watching classic TV programs, NASCAR racing, the Brewers, Packers, and Badgers, sitting around a campfire with his friends and listening to music. He enjoyed playing the guitar, especially with friends. John also enjoyed hunting and competitive shooting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ronald Krzysiak; a sister Rita Rentmeester and her husband Lewellyn.
Survivors include three brothers, Joe (Dorothy Jean) Krzysiak, Lake Hauasu City, Arizona, Gary (Laura) Krzysiak, Algoma, Jim Krzysiak, Antigo; two sisters, Kathryn (Steve) Rolling of Antigo, Cynthia (John) Hammond of Taylor; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great nephews, who dearly loved their Uncle John; and a close cousin Janice Janusz.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the family requests social distancing and wearing masks.
Always had fun going to the gun range with you and my uncle randy. Will always remember the walks in the woods listening to you tell story's and at least trip over one thing before we were out and then at the end wonder why we never seen anything. you will be missed
Will always remember going to the gun range with you and my uncle randy. All the walks in the woods were you would tell stories the entire time and then wonder why we never seen anything. You will be greatly missed -Jesse Jankowski
Uncle John, man we are going to miss you! You have had such an influence on all of our lives, more than we had ever really known. Thank you for so many memories as a kid growing up around Grandma Krzysiak's house, was pretty overwhelming as they all started to flow in while looking at the awesome pics and slide show. Such a great person to be around, always interesting conversations, best attitude ever, and humor was one of a kind for sure. We are so blessed to have been able to spend the time with you we did. Thank you for being a part of our family, the kids just thought you were the coolest ever, Hannah appreciated your friendship, and I was just always excited to see you.........because I never exactly knew what was going to happen.........but was confident that it was going to be very interesting!!!
We Love You Uncle John!!!
Our condolences to the rest of the family and love you all!
Kathy and Jim. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers 🙏
Kathy and Jim. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers 🙏
Uncle John.. so many wonderful memories of you... your warmth... your many talents...your sense of humor..and ever supporting love... you are so missed
Our sincere condolences to the entire Krzysiak family. We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was always a pleasure to work with and a caring man who was always prompt and reliable and kind to whomever he was around. He will be greatly missed by all of us that knew him. Our prayers to all of you at this very difficult time and may you find comfort in the Lord and each other, Rest In Peace John, Sincerely Tim and Chris Melzer
Kathy so sorry to hear about your brother. Hugs to you and your family.
Carole (Seibert) Destache
John was a wonderful family friend practically part of the “Wolf” family so many memories of him, Heaven gained a wonderful person.
I have many many childhood memories of "Johnni". They were our backyard neighbors and I don't think a summer day went by that we all weren't running around the neighborhood having fun..... from BB Guns to football to "Kick the can".... Great Memories! Johnnie had a contagious laugh and will be remembered always....Deepest sympathy to all.... rest in peace...
Pam (Jicha) Jankowski, Roger and Jesse
So, so sorry to learn of John's passing I (Bev) had him for a milk hauler when I farmed and I (Pat) worked with John hauling milk for many years. He was a dedicated milk hauler and believe me, it isn't always an easy job. Just like cows don't stop milking, a milk hauler has to pick up the milk no matter what the weather or when there are truck troubles, etc. May he rest in peace. Our sympathy to the family at this very sad time from a former fellow milk hauler, Pat and former farm patron Bev
We love to pick on John when he came to our farm. He was patient with all five of ours kids and willing to listen to their daily stories and put up with the tricks and pranks they played on him. Rest In Peace Friend. Prayers for the family in this time of grieving.
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