Joseph ‘Joe’ F. Fleming Jr.
June 23, 1919 – Jan. 9, 2014
Joseph “Joe” F. Fleming Jr. of Waukesha died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age of 94. He was born in the Town of Aaron on June 23, 1919, the son of Joseph and Genevieve (nee Burg) Fleming Sr.
He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps for five years. On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Hazel Pronold; she preceded him in death on April 28, 2003.
Joseph worked for many years for Willard Allen Lumber Co. and for Sears. Joseph was a lifetime member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Genesee Depot and a member of the Genesee Depot VFW Post #5270. He enjoyed volunteering at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and served on the Town of Genesee Park Board. He was a big fan of the Genesee Twins baseball team. Joseph loved to fish and enjoyed his fishing trips to Minocqua, but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his son, James (Sue) Fleming of Genesee Depot; his grandchildren, Sean (Renee) Fleming of Delafield and Shannon (Arturo) Suarez of Waukesha; and his great-grandchildren, Clarissa, Hannah, Matthew, Hope, Spencer, Eagan and Kaley. He is further survived by his sister, Mary Ellen (the late Jim) Connell of Palmyra; his sister- in-law, Vivian Fleming of Stone Bank; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Hazel; he was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Fleming.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until the 4:30 p.m. funeral Mass on Sunday, Jan. 12, at St. Paul Catholic Church, S38-W31602 Highway D (corner of highways 83 and D), Genesee Depot, WI 53127. The Rev. Mark Molling will preside. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at St. Paul Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery (corner of Snowdon Road and Sunset Drive).
If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. Paul Catholic Church (address above). 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.