John Frank Eberle, 81, Horicon, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

John was born the son of Thomas and Angeline (Tresch) Eberle on Nov. 16, 1937, in Madison. He was united in marriage with Evelyn B. Zimpelmann on June 18, 1960, in Whitewater.

John was a lifelong farmer and a skilled craftsman. He and his wife Evelyn owned and operated Eberle’s Produce on their farm just west of Horicon for more than 40 years. Eberle’s Produce was well known throughout the community and beyond for John and Evelyn’s handmade crafts and home-grown produce. Over the years, generations of families made annual trips to Horicon to see Grandpa John and pick the perfect pumpkin.

Above all, John cherished his faith and his family; his wife of 59 years, their five children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Ken (Margie) Eberle, Russ Eberle and Steve (Christine) Eberle; daughters, Tina (Dave) Streblow, Janet (Brian) Schoenborn; sisters and brother, Elizabeth Kennedy, Larry (Ann) Eberle, Vicki (Gene) Coughlin, Shirley (Jack) Crouch, and JoAnn (Wayne) May; and his sister-in-law, Betty (Dave) Zastrow. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anna; and one brother-in-law, Bill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 950 Washington St., Horicon, with the Rev. Justin Lopina presiding, where John was a longtime member, volunteer, and member of the parish council. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will take place at St. Malachy’s Catholic Cemetery in Horicon with military honors being conducted by Horicon American Legion Post 157.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Parish or Cure SMA.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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