Remembering Vern Fonk Insurance Pitchman Rob Thielke
Many people thought it was Vern Fonk they were seeing in the outrageous commercial for Vern Fonk insurance. But actually it was a man named Rob Thielke.
Thielke rose from officer manager to becoming president of the company and the creator and actor in those zany commercials.
Thielke died Sunday from cancer after a long illness at the age 50. But he’ll live on in those memorably creative commercials.