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Jane & FamilyJoe went from entertaining me as classmates at Nativity School up until he retired from Loras. When he had work in Hoffman Hall, he would poke his head into my office to share a quick story or joke. In warm weather, as I walked from teaching on upper campus back to Hoffmann during the noon hour, he would always invite me into his officethe picnic table under the tree outside of the Maintenance Building to catch up with

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Posted by: MaryLynn Neuhaus - Dubuque, IA - Coworker   May 09, 2018

He was a great human being. He was a person who any military would want to serve with. Deepest sympathy to his family.
Master Chief Marzen


Posted by: Dennis Marzen - Dougherty, IA - Friend   May 09, 2018

My deepest sympathies to all the family.
Joe you took me under your wing when I first came into the unit and we became friends. You taught me many things about the military and I did everything I could over the years of my career to pass your teachings onto others. I am saddened by your leaving but I know that you left only because God gave you a promotion. We will see each other again one day my Seabee brother.


Posted by: BU1 Steve Bailey (Ret.) - Fulton, IL - Friend   May 08, 2018

Sending my heartfelt sympathy for your family.


Posted by: Tracey Smith - Elkport, IA - Friend   May 08, 2018

Jane and family I truly am sorry for your loss. Joe will be remembered my me for his quick wit and dry sense of humor! But, has joined a great bunch of people who will welcome him with open arms and show him the way!


Posted by: Judy Herrig - Tulsa, OK - Family   May 08, 2018

Best in the field SeaBee Chief ever. I'll miss Bowerman


Posted by: Stephen Knapowski Capt, CEC, USNR (ret) - Portland, OR - Served in the Military together   May 08, 2018

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.


Posted by: SKC (Ret) John Freiburger - Dubuque, IA - Served in the Military together   May 08, 2018

Jane, Jen & family,

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you, it is hard to loose a loved one but one at least he is no longer in pain. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers through this journey.

Chris Rogers


Posted by: Chris Rogers - IA - Coworker   May 08, 2018