Baptized into the hope of Christ’s Resurrection Sunday, November 25,2018.
Beloved husband of Lois C. (nee Bornemann) for 70 years; devoted brother of Lorraine Finley; dearest father of Anne (Gary) Wilder, Kathryn (George) Jarboe, Elizabeth (Ralph) Jokerst, Joseph (Molly) Obermeyer and Margaret (Marc) Poulin; proud grandfather of Melissa (Joe) Buttice, Michael (Kristen) Wilder, Kate (Michael) Simino, Tim Jarboe, Brad (Christine) Jokerst, Carrie (Chris) Cella, Capt. Ryan (Abbie) Jokerst, US Army, Rachel Obermeyer, Megan (Andrew) George, Sam Obermeyer, Andrew (Fiancee Amber Juilfs) Poulin, Katie (Mike) Varrone, Allie and Rebecca Poulin and the late Sarah Jarboe White; Grandpa Joe to Jake, Jack and Bella Buttice, Isabelle, Emily and Maria Wilder, Otis and Franklin Simino, Nolan and Ella White, Jayden Jokerst, Tommy, Emelia, Nora and Oliver Cella, Gabe, Vera and Owen Jokerst, Stella Carrico and baby George (to be born in February). Each of these children brought joy and blessings to our father. Joe was a voracious reader of books and newspapers. He was always interested in business practices. He loved hearing about his grandchildren’s areas of study and their new careers.
He was a devout Catholic and proud veteran of the US Navy during WWII. His family was the center of his life.
Services: Funeral at St. Catherine LaBoure, 9750 Sappington Rd., Friday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Center or the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Visitation Thursday at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois Rd., Thursday from 4-8 p.m.