Joseph J. Dornacker, 64
March 1, 1952 August 12, 2016

Joseph J. Dornacker, 64, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital in Wauwatosa.

He was born March 1, 1952, the son of Marilyn Dornacker.

Joe enjoyed fishing, wrestling and old cars. He was a jokester. He loved making people laugh with his quick wit and jokes. Joe worked for EST in Grafton for many years until health issues forced him to retire. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Joe is survived by his children, Amy (Wade) Much of West Bend and Glen (special friend Katrina) of Hartford; his grandchildren, Tiara, Shauna, Kera and Jacob Much, and Johnathen and Cathryn Dornacker; his mother, Marilyn Legate of Iron Ridge; his siblings, Rodney (Terry) Legate of Hartford and Bonnie (Roger Wiser) Legate of Iron Ridge; his niece, Angel (Eric) Zurn of Fond du Lac; and a nephew, Nick Wilmot of New York. Joe is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, and a brother-in-law, James Dewitz.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, memorial services will be held at the IAMAW Union Hall (W3032 Highway 33, Iron Ridge, WI) starting with Military Rites at 3 p.m. followed by a service from Pastor John and a time of sharing stories, with a small meal to follow the services. Family will greet relatives and friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the union hall.

A special thank you to the staff at Samaritan Nursing Home in West Bend for the years of exceptional care given to our beloved Joe.

The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family:262-673-9500 or