John "Jack" Francis Vonesh, 79, of Beloit, WI, passed away at his home in Beloit on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
John was born on August 8, 1938 in Beloit, the son of John Columbus and Gertrude Loretta (Coughlin) Vonesh. He attended Townline School a one room school where he was marble champ at age 6, Brother Dutton and Beloit Catholic High School. John married the former Sharon Ann Wallace on June 20, 1977 in Nashville, TN.
John was employed at several local newspapers, owned and operated Econo Rent-A-Car and Road Tours. He also owned and operated J&J Limousine with his wife, Sharon. He belonged to a CB Club and in his younger years enjoyed bowling. John loved cars, especially Cadillac's and Chevrolet's. Over his lifetime he owned over 100 cars and loved going to car shows. His greatest joy was his family, especially his daughter and granddaughters. John loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own children. He also collected toy cars. His favorites were muscle cars and classic cars.
John will be missed by so many people. His jokes, laughter, and kind heart will always be remembered and treasured. The family would like to thank; Kara, Jenna, Pam V., Katy, Breanna, Beth, and Chaplain Mark all of Beloit Regional Hospice for the wonderful care they gave John. Special thank you to his brother-in-law, Bob Maass for the care and conversations, special friend, Kathy Wilson for all of your assistance and caring for John, and Jay Gravitt of Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home for your assistance with John's funeral arrangements. Thank you all for the prayers said for John, our family greatly appreciated them.
John is survived by his wife of forty years, Sharon, daughter, Jennifer Vonesh, granddaughters, Gracie Vonesh-Severt, and Alayna Jorgensen all of Beloit, nieces, Penny Grignon of Beloit, Pam Vinke of Brodhead, Wisconsin, cousin, Vickie Morris who resided with John and Sharon, sister-in-law, Mary (Bob) Maass, along with many great and great-great nieces, nephews, and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Vonesh, sister, Loretta Arnold, nephews, Tom Arnold, and Raymond Grignon, parents-in-law, Richard and Edith Wallace, brothers-in-law, Gary Lentz, Ray Wallace, and Jay Wallace, sister-in-law, Jackie Causey maternal and paternal grandparents, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home, 424 Prospect Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511 with prayers by Laura Warzecha of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and Chaplain Mark Maxted of Beloit Regional Hospice officiating. Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.hansengravitt.com.