Condolence & Memory Journal

Joe was always fun to work with and we graduated from Lanphier the same year! I know he will no longer be suffering, but up in heaven with all his family and friends keeping them laughing with his unending jokes and quirky sense of humor!! Was privileged to have called him a friend!

Posted by Donna Becker - Springfield, IL - friend/former co-worker   May 15, 2013

Annie, I never met you but wanted to send a note. Your dad Joe was one of my best friends when I lived in Springfield. We became friends back about 18 years of age and across the next decade I had some of my best times in Springfield with your dad. I have a lot of childhood friend in Toronto and used to visit for long weekends whenever I could. Joe came with me 2, maybe 3 times on those trips. We would drive all night, hang with my Canada friends for a day or two, then drive all day to get back for work. Something only young guys are likely to do. My friends up there remember your dad well.

I have googled your dad a number of times of late, trying to find out what was happening in his life. We was a good, important friend to me and I have missed him for years. He was always there when I needed him; we laughed a ridiculous amount. Breaks my heart I didn't get to see him one more time and share our families. I am very happy to learn that he had you, Annie.

I can still see him and hear him like yesterday Annie. I'm sure I am just one of a large number of people who hold Joe in our hearts. He is distributed across all of us now.

Posted by Kelly Aune - Honolulu, HI - friend   May 12, 2013

Sorry for your loss.

Bob

Posted by Bob Redpath - Lincoln, IL - Cousin   May 12, 2013