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AGE: 61

ADDRESS: W3872 W. Rib Road Westboro Town of Rib Lake Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:38 A.M. Wednesday, April 10 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 19 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Father Otto Bucher and Deacon Mark Priniski

INTERMENT: Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 18 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Rib Lake where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Parish prayer Service and also from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 19 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: February 2, 1952 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Clearview Grade School and was a 1970 graduate of Rib Lake High School

MARRIAGE: October 16, 1982 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Judith M. Sperl and she preceded him in death on October 20, 2005.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Joseph and Judith owned and operated a dairy farm for 28 years. He was then employed my Marathon Cheese for 7 years. During this time he was also a sub at the Medford Post office for a number of years. Joe enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and camping.

MEMBER OF: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Rib Lake

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 Sons: Brad and Jeff Kolecheck both of Westboro

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Francis (Annabelle) Kolecheck of Racine, Mike (Phyllis) Kolecheck of Rib Lake, Doris Romig of Gilman and Barb Bawiec of Milwaukee

Step Sister-In-Law: Dorothy Schopp of Montana
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends


2 Step-Brothers: Ed and Roger Schopp and 2 Brothers-In-Law: Ted Romig and Joe Bawice
Step Sister-In-Law: Betty Schopp

DECEASED FATHER: Frank Kolecheck

DECEASED MOTHER: Evelyn Kolecheck (Maiden Name: Carlson)

PALLBEARERS: Paul, Kevin and Kerry Kolecheck, Mark Czekay

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Joe’s family to be designated at a later date.

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