William E. Frohner
Veteran
Date of Birth
July 26, 1947
David City, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 27, 2019
Omaha, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, August 2, 2019 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery ~ Ulysses, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church ~ Weston, Nebraska

Memorials

In Care of the Family

William E. Frohner, 72, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.  He was born July 26, 1947 in David City, NE to William J. and Emily Ruth (Urbanovsky) Frohner.  Bill graduated from David City High School in 1965.  On September 14, 1974, he was married to Bernadette Janak at St. Francis Center near David City, NE.

Following high school, he started working at the lumber yard in Ulysses for two years until he started a 35 year career with the Air National Guard as an aircraft mechanic.  Bill worked for Mid City Toyota during his time with the Air National Guard.  In 1982, he opened Frohner Auto in Wahoo and he sold the business in 1989.  Then Bill started Main Street Auction where he worked as an auctioneer.

His auctioneer business suited his out-going personality very well and supported his hobby of collecting treasures.  Bill was known as “Wild Bill” or “Super Dealer”, but most of all he was known as a people person who enjoyed life and a little adventure.  He enjoyed racing Go-Karts and piloting small aircraft.  Bill was a member of American Legion #371.

He is survived by wife of 44 years, Bernadette Frohner; children, Brian (Tina) Frohner of Wahoo, Beth Williamsen of Weston, Bret (Ellie) Frohner of Lincoln and Brent (Jacklyn) Frohner of Lincoln; grandchildren, Chelsea, Emily, Julia, Isabelle and Ava; brother, John (Kathleen) Frohner of Lincoln; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by son, Brad R. Frohner; grandson, Christopher B. Schultz; parents, William J. and Emily Frohner; brother, Robert Frohner.

Condolences for William E. Frohner
  1. Annette Mastny
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to ask the family.

  2. Larry Rerucha
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    You have my sympathy Bernadette.

  3. • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bill was a solid, productive member of the community, and will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. My deepest condolences to Bernie, who cared for Bill so courageously, and his other family and loved ones.

  4. Angie Fye
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    We will miss Bill on Tuesdays and send our love and prayers to the family. He was a great man who was loved by those who knew him.

  5. Donna & Horst Hofmann
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernie, Horst and I are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Eric & Shelli Shada
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Sending prayers of comfort and strength to your family. Definately going to miss Bill and his casual spunk.

  7. Kathy davidson
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Rest in peace, old friend, you’ll be missed, condolences to all your family.

  8. Betty Ekstein Kuncl
    • July 29, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for your loss Bernie

  9. Jeremy Kirstine
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Prayers to Bernie,Family & Friends ! I met Bill for the first time in like 2008 @ Auction and he and I became great friends right away .I even had the pleasure of helping him out and working a few auctions here and there and was one of his favorite buyers to pick on and add a few sales to my tickets ! Lol ! Always stuck me with more than I wanted for $2.50 ! A great Auctioneer one of best and will always be one of my favorites ! I’ll truely miss his personality,his humor,his smile,his fashion,his overall unique geniune heart that he had ! Hell of a guy with a hell of a life ! But I know he’ll always be looking down and with me and many others for life !

  10. Julie & Vernon Slechta
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    May he rest in Peace

  11. Aquinas Alumni Association
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernadette and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    In Christ,
    The Aquinas Alumni Association

  12. Richard Smith
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernie, Sorry to hear of Bills passing. And the great loss of a loving partner. God Bless, you are in my prayers!

  13. George Yeackley
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernie. Just read about Bills passing. So sorry to hear about it. Denise and I send our thoughts and prayers

  14. Jean Deinert Petsch
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernie and Family, Our prayers are with you today. I was so sorry to learn of Bill’s passing; hoping he did not suffer for long. Ron and I, along with the Deinert’s our thinking of you all as you celebrate Bill’s love of life.

  15. Pat Pirnie
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Bernie, so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May he rest in peace!

  16. Nel Walker
    • July 30, 2019 - 4 weeks ago

    Dear Bernie and family,
    Our sincere prayers and sympathy so sorry to hear about Bill. Now he is with our Lord and Savior and pain free. Please give all the kids a big hug and know we will keep you in our prayers.

    Love you
    Nel and Johnny

  17. Jerry Ellingson
    • July 31, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was one of the best! We had a lot of good times in the Guard, he will be missed.

  18. Gordon and Jean Ohnoutka
    • July 31, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    Bernie,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  19. • August 1, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    So very sorry. My deepest sympathies.

  20. Sharon Kaspar Werner
    • August 1, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    My prayers & thoughts are with you.

  21. • August 1, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    Bernie,
    Today, we just learned of Bill’s passing, I can not believe it! Bill was a classmate of ours. What a shock! My condolences to you and to your family.

    Bob & Louise Prochaska

  22. Leo Zimmer
    • August 1, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    Our deepest sympathy to the family! The Zimmer’s

  23. Marlene Focher
    • August 2, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    Bernie
    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Hugs to you and family.

    Marlene Focher

  24. Mary Sokol
    • August 2, 2019 - 3 weeks ago

    Bernie,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I didn’t get the opportunity to meet Bill but it’s obvious that his was a life well lived! Know that you and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Mary Bougger Sokol (Aquinas Classmate of 1967)

  25. The Wahoo Saddle Club
    • August 7, 2019 - 2 weeks ago

    Our deepest sympathy to Bill’s family!

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