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Joseph S. 'Joe' Planasch

Obituary for Joseph S. 'Joe' Planasch

April 7, 1929 - February 7, 2021
Horicon, Wisconsin | Age 91


Joseph S. Planasch, age 91, of Horicon passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family in Horicon.

Joe was born the son of Martin and Rose (Hussli) Planasch on April 7, 1929. He attended Horicon High School until entering the US Navy from 1946-1950. Joe was united in marriage to Bernice Lauersdorf on June 7, 1957. He had worked as skilled carpenter for 16 years and an iron worker with the Iron Workers Local 8 for 25 years. Joe was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon.

In his spare time, Joe enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and politics. He was a beautiful cabinet maker, made bows and arrows, built boats, and also raced boats when he was young. Joe loved music and loved to share his musical talent with others. He was truly a 'jack of all trades'. Joe was very proud of his children.

Joe is survived by his wife Bernice of Horicon. His daughter Christine of Juneau. His son Donald (Nadine Lehman) of Mayville. His sister Mary Buschkopf of Surprise, AZ. His four sisters in law and two brothers in law. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in laws, sister Theresa and a sister in infancy Kathryn, his brother Martin, Jr., and five brothers in law.

A memorial service for Joe will be held Saturday, May 1 at 12 noon at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Jonathan Szczesny officiating followed by military honors conducted by the Horicon American Legion Post #157. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the church on Saturday, May 1. A luncheon will follow the service at the Horicon American Legion Post #157.

Special thanks to Agnesian Hospice for the care and support shown to Joe and his family.

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