Of Oak Creek, Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of the late Nancy. Dear father of Richard E. Deborah and William J. Schmerda. Brother of the late Frank the late Audrey and Mary Ann the late George Spleas. Also survived nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday November 29, 6PM at St. James Catholic Church 7219 S. 27 Street. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday at the Church from 4PM until the time of Mass 6PM. Joe was a retired engineer of Delco Electronics “Delphi” where he worked for over 32 years. and a member of the Moose Lodge #49.