John Francis Nevicosi, 71, of Plymouth, WI (formerly of Fond du Lac) died unexpectedly Thursday, September 22, 2016.

He was born on October 23rd, 1944 in Beloit, Wi to John N. and Alice (Scanlan) Nevicosi. He graduated from Beloit Catholic High School and Stout State University (UW-Stout) with a degree in Industrial Education.

He married his college sweetheart, Antoinette (Toni) Grabske in 1967. Toni & John met Labor Day 1966 on Toni’s first day on the Stout State University Campus and Toni is very happy they shared their 50 years together.

He cofounded the Electro-mechanical program at Moraine Park Technical College where he taught for 33 years. He was a member of The Kappa Lambda Beta Fraternity while at Stout State University, a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish (Fond du Lac), he attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (Elkhart Lake), and was a member of East Shore Conservation Club (MPTC Faculty & Student’s Team), a past President of Rhine Plymouth Field & Stream Sportsman’s Club, and a member of Farmers’ and Sportsmen’s Conservation Club (Sheboygan). He treasured the laughter & friendships he made through these organizations.

John & Toni thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 winters in Green Valley, AZ where he continued his passionate hobby of Skeet shooting. While in AZ last winter he had fun with the TOPS AZ 305 and made his fellow members laugh every week while losing 25 pounds simultaneously. John’s constant jokes, laughter, and teasing his friends earned him the nickname “The Agitator”.

John’s grandchildren were a huge focus of his life. He was extremely proud of all 6 of them and all of their accomplishments (whether it was Hockey, Music, Tennis, Basketball or School) and the people they were growing into. He was a frequent babysitter for his daughter Angela’s 3 boys in Neenah. During the past 3 years he developed a highly creative woodworking hobby designing & building toys for those little boys, mostly special requests of various trucks, planes, and boats by Fritz. He was so proud of Charlie & George’s Trap & Skeet shooting abilities and shared his passion for the Road America racetrack with each of them.

He is survived by his wife, Antoinette (Toni), a daughter Angela (Kevin) Staner of Neenah, a son Scott (Marla) Nevicosi of Breckenridge, CO; 6 grandchildren Charlie, George, & Fritz Staner of Neenah, Steve (Lindsay) Chavez, Jack & Kenady Nevicosi & 2 great grandsons Grayson & Dax Chavez all of Breckenridge, CO; a brother James (Mary) Nevicosi of Whitewater, a sister Mary Kay (Thomas) Ochal of West Dundee, IL, sister-in-law Jean (Ed) Zuzelski of South Milwaukee, sister-in-law Elinor Czarnecki of Fox Lake, a brother-inlaw Harold Riley of Cudahy and nieces & nephews, and many other relatives & recent & lifelong friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his in-laws John & Elinor Grabske, his sister-in-law Nancy Riley and his brother-in-law Ron Czarnecki

Funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 30th, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, in Elkhart Lake, WI. Visitation 3-5pm, Mass 5pm.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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