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I am so sorry to hear about Papa Joe. I used to love going up to the campground at New Salem to hang out and listen to his stories. He would take me for rides on his golf cart. He also took me fishing from time to time. He had such a great spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Posted by: Carrie Hedrick Brady - IL   Jul 15, 2010

Uncle Joe....oh the memories....the DAV club when you would call Bingo and I would be helping mom in the kitchen; the many events at the DAV that we all attended together; camping at NSPOA; you and Aunt Joan coming to mom and dads house hanging out; me staying at your house in T'ville many many years ago; but the most vivid memory is when I was running through the house (I was about 8 or 9 years old) and I

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Posted by: Pam - Chatham, IL - Niece   Jul 14, 2010

We will always remember Joe's smile, warm heart, wit and great sense of humor.

A few years ago, I saw a picture of Joe and Senator Durbin in the newspaper. I called Joe pretending to be from Durbin's office, referred to the photo in the paper and began soliciting a donation for the Senator's campaign. When Joe finally realized it was me we both laughed until we cried.

We love Joe and will miss you

Bill and Judy Bart


Posted by: Bill Bart - Marthasville, MO - Nephew   Jul 14, 2010