Joseph ‘Joe’ L. Hernandez

Feb. 1, 1952 – Aug. 24, 2013

Joseph “Joe” L. Hernandez of Waukesha died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 61.

He was born in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 1, 1952, the son of Victor Hernandez and Ponciana Lugo.

On June 25, 1977, he married Siri Synneva Nuland in Des Plaines, Ill.; she preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2012. Joe had a passion for music and enjoyed playing guitar where he played in many different bands. He loved a good joke and was a big jokester. Joe was very spiritual and had a huge heart of gold. He loved his grandchildren more than anything and will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Elisa Claire Camargo of Waukesha, Rachel Elaine Hernandez of Greenfield, Anne Elizabeth Rivera of Waukesha, Michael Joseph Hernandez of Waukesha and Joseph Hernandez Jr. of Waukegan, Ill.; his mother Ponciana Lugo of Chicago; and his grandchildren, Grace Elizabeth Camargo, Isabel Reyna Camargo, Miguel Angel Camargo Jr., Anthony Michael Westerhausen, Dominic Matthew Westerhausen, Joey Hernandez, Julian Rico Hernandez and Gianna Unique Hernandez. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Barbara Nuland of Brookfield; his half-sister, Stella Cox of Laredo, Texas; along with sisters-in- law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife, Siri, he was preceded in death by his father, Victor; his father-in-law, Dr. Stanley Nuland; his brother, Victor Enrique Hernandez; and his infant sister, Maria Ponciana.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Howard Haase will preside. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. at Deerfield Lutheran Cemetery in Deerfield.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.