John “Jack” Krostag

John “Jack” Krostag, 82, passed away at Mayo Clinic Health System, in Eau Claire, Wis., on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on Oct. 2, 1936, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Peter and Sarah (Badman) Krostag. He married Yvonne Fosburgh on April 14, 1984, in Tomah, Wis. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked as an auto body shop manager for much of his life. Jack was a skilled craftsman and woodworker. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, traveling, reading and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne, of New Auburn, Wis.; sons John (Connie) Krostag, of White Bear Lake, Minn., Rick Krostag and Judy, of Sun City Ariz., and Tony (Janelle) Trowbridge, of Urbana, Md.; daughters Lisa (Phil) Franklin, of Two Harbors, Minn., and Sara Krostag and Darren, of Superior, Wis.; brother Peter (Cathy) Krostag, of Pensacola, Fla.; sisters Irene Haller, of Bloomer, Wis., Ruth (Robert) Sather, of Eau Claire, and Viola Jones, of New Auburn; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Sarah Krostag, and his infant sister, Jane.

Funeral services were held at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer on Monday, July 1. There was a visitation on Sunday, June 30, at Olson Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Monday.

Interment will be in the Island Lake Cemetery with graveside military honors performed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be given to benefit the Freedom Honor Flight. Online condolences may be expressed at

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