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Born into eternal life on August 27th, 2020 at the age of 59.  Loving husband for over 5 years to Betty.  Proud father of Jordan. Dear son to Loretta. Brother to Marge, Mike, Ken, Len and Howard.  Also survived by step-children, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd, at Heritage Funeral Homes (4800 S. 84th Greenfield) from 5-6:45pm with a memorial service to take place at 6:45pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sherman Cancer Center of Elmbrook Memorial Hospital appreciated.


  1. vicki christenson August 30, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Oh how do I put into words… This man was my best friend and family for most of my life. We spent so many wonderful times, good and bad with each other… there is nothing that will ever replace those memories… I only wish his wife Betty, daughter Jorden and step sons and family prayers and love….I will think of u always…Vicki

  2. Kimberly A Hansen September 1, 2020 at 1:14 pm - Reply


    Watching that tribute video I could see the love you two had for each other. I loved getting to hear all the stories of your vacations and especially the Bailey stories. My heart goes out to you and I am always here if you need me.

    Kimberly Hansen

  3. Barb Allen September 2, 2020 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I can’t fully express in words how grateful I am that Betty was blessed with the love, respect and protection Joe gave her. He opened up a whole new world for her of happiness and adventure which has changed her life forever. I ķnew Joe as a faithful gentle man who was selfless in everything he did and willing to offer up help rather than waiting to be asked. God truely only takes the best from us too soon.

  4. Joe Koper March 14, 2021 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I just heard of Joe’s passing today. My wife Patti and I were neighbors with Joe and his previous wife Rachel from 1997 to 2005. Our daughter Allison was friends with Jordan when they were little. I also remember Evan when he was a young man. I am so saddened, Joe was so cool. We both had motorcycles even though I was into sportbikes back then Joe let me ride his Harley! To this day they were our favorite neighbors! So sorry for all his family and loved ones. Ride on Joe and Godspeed.

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