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“So very sorry to hear of Joe's passing Rosemary. He was a good friend since he lived in Menomonie. He helped me out over the many years so many times...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Linda O'Connell - Menomonie, WI

“Rose Mary, blessing and my sympathy to you and your family, you are in our prayers at this difficult time. I am glad you have moved closer to family...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Rivard - somerset, WI

“Joe will be missed. We knew him first at St Lawrence and will never forget his impact not only on the Parishioners but also the community of...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Brian and Mary Jane Oehler

“My sincere sympathy to the entire family. He had a big heart and a soft sense of humor. Always enjoyed his visits at my parent's home. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Lucie Cutler - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

“Joe was a remarkable caring man.He will be missed by all.Our deepest sympathy. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Les & Jean Breier - Rochester, WI

“My prayers and sympathy to you, Rosemary, and family. Joe & I taught at Assumption High School from 1970-80 and I have many good memories of Joe-...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sister Mary Senglaub, OSF - AZ

“Dear Rosemary,Thinking of you dear friend. Joe had touched many lives with his gentle and kind hearted soul. God Bless you. ❤ ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Pralle - Plant city, FL

“Rosemary and family,I'm so sorry I will not be able to attend Joe's celebration of life service. I am in Florida for the winter. I will keep you in...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Bronson - Wisconsin Rapids, WI

“Thoughts and prayers you and your family at this difficult time. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Lobacz - Wind Lake, WI

“With deepest sympathy to you all. Holding you in prayer. Penny Gerds, Des Moines IA ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Rose and family. Our hearts are heavy but we are sure not as heavy as yours. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Joe. We will always...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Tony and Sharon Gervino - WI

“Such a wonderful man. You will be fondly remembered by so many. May you rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to your wife and family. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Deby Daly - Georgetown, DE

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Helen & Ron Kolbeck - Anchorage, AK

“We met Joe, when he was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Washington. He became a dear family friend for 56 years. We will miss your...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Samples - Longview, WA

“Joe was such an inspiration to me. Without Joe we would not have had Grace Place Shelter. Thank you Joe. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Duana Bremer - New Richmond

“Our deep sympathy, love and prayers, are with you Rosemary. Joe was so loved by all. George and Mary Jo ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: George Olen - WI


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Joseph was born on November 22, 1936 and passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Joseph was a resident of Waterford, Wisconsin at the time of passing.

He attended St. Johns Catholic School. He attended Holy Cross Seminary. Joseph then went on to receive his masters degree in psychology from the University of Detroit.

He served three years and nine months in the Air Force; one of those years was served in Vietnam.

Joseph was married to Rosemary.

A celebration of Josephs life will take place on Monday March 13th 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church of Waterford WI. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45am followed immediately by and 11:00am memorial mass. Joseph will be laid to rest at a later date at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove WI.

In lieu of flowers Joseph requests donations be made to The Family Center Inc. in the Wisconsin Rapids and Grace Place in Somerset WI.

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