In lieu of flowers, Memorials appreciate to the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial, P.O. Box 248, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495Sign the Virtual Guestbook
Passed away peacefully on September 11, 2020 at age 88. Loving husband of the late Karen (nee Banke) for 67 years. Proud father of Kathy (Bob) Finkstein, Joey (Lori) Albert, Laura (Jim) Paepke and Linda (David) Tebon. Caring grandpa of Jason Ward, Greg (Kim) Ward, Stephanie (Jason) Dodge, Taylor Paepke, Peyton (fiance Shauna) Tebon and Tannor Tebon. Great-grandpa of Carson, Jordan, Aiden and Kallie. He was also loved and will be missed by additional family and friends.
Joe was a Lieutenant for the City of Brookfield Fire Department. He was a former Senior Olympian with accolades in Track and Field and Men’s Softball. Joe enjoyed watching and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their sporting events. He was a life-long fisherman and enjoyed the great outdoors.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials appreciate to the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial, P.O. Box 248, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Gathering at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 26th 2020, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
“Bravery, courage, and strength forever.”