Obit: Joseph, Steven W. (1947 – 2009)
Surnames: Joseph, Berndt, Cox, Collins, Fresh, Oninski, Zyduck, Jung, Downing, Rasmussen, Luebbers, Thoreson
----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) March 18, 2009
Joseph, Steven W. (15 December 1947 – 15 March 2009) With Flag
Steven W. Joseph, 61, of Black River Falls died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at his home in the Town of Albion, Jackson County while under the care of Black River Hospice.
Steven was born in Chicago, IL, Dec. 15, 1947, to David and Lucille (Berndt) Joseph. He was raised in Wisconsin, attended high school in Wilmot. He served in the Army from September 1967 through September 1969. In 1992, he moved to Jackson County. He married Shirley Cox Sept. 30, 1998, in Black River Falls.
Steve did electrical work and roofing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working and riding Harley Davidsons, shooting guns and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley; one son, David R. (Jeannie) Joseph, Silver Lake; two daughters, Lisa (Zach) Collins and Lori Joseph Fresh, both of Tarpon Springs, FL; his mother, Lucille Oninski, King; Three step-daughters, Tammy (Steve) Zyduck, Waukesha, Pam (Jeff) Jung, Pulaski, and Penny Downing, Edgerton; three brothers, Wayne Joseph, Hatfield, Roy (Linda) Joseph, Merrillan, and Ralph Joseph (special friend, Sue Rasmussen), Black River Falls; and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, David W. Joseph, and his step son, John Luebbers.
Memorial funeral services for Steve W. Joseph will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009, at the Squaw Creek Lutheran Church, CTH P rural Black River Falls. Pastor Calvin Thoreson will officiate, and burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715-284-4321) Black River Falls, Sunday, March 22, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and at the church Monday from noon until the time of services.
The family prefers memorials be given to Black River Hospice.
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