Joseph Theophil Talsky

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Joseph Theophil

Talsky, Joseph T., “Joe”, Attorney
Joseph Theophil Talsky died peacefully on July 12, 2014. He celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on March 16th of this year. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph J. and Anna (Roubik), his dear wife of 58 years Lydia (Holub), and his six siblings: Marie, Elizabeth, Rudolph W., Victoria Kadlec of LaCrosse, Valerian, and Edward. Dad is survived by his five devoted children: Richard (Joyce), Gerald (Betty Bergstrom) of Chicago, Joanne (Stephen) Potts of Aurora, IL, Ronald (Margaret), and Valerie of Aurora, IL. Dad is further survived by his ten admiring grandchildren: Joseph M., Ellen, Amy, Stephen, Thomas, Emily, Alexandra, Rachel, Daniel, and Jeanine, as well as 22+ great grandchildren. Joe is also survived by good friends, other relatives, and business acquaintances.

Joe graduated from Marquette University High School in 1932 and Marquette University Law School in 1938. He contributed to these schools and other organizations throughout his life. After obtaining his law degree, Joe went into the banking and real-estate business with his father and siblings at Mitchell Savings and Loan on the corner of 16th and Mitchell in Milwaukee. He was a successful lawyer and very friendly banker. He was the president of the Saving and Loan from 1962 to 1983 and chairman of the board from 1983 to 2000. Joe and his brother Rudy started the Talsky & Talsky law firm. Joe’s nephew John joined him in his law practice and continues on today. Mitchell Savings and Loan is now part of Pyramax Bank.

Joe loved his work family and his home family. He enjoyed fishing with his friends, mushrooming, singing in choirs, bowling, playing Sheepshead, teaching his children to drive and fish, and eating out with family and friends. Dad wanted to live to 100 to set an example for his children and grandchildren, but his friendly manner and generous spirit are his real examples. Dad stayed active with his children and grandchildren and spent the last few years at Heritage Memory Care in West Allis. Dad’s family is grateful for his fine care at Heritage Memory Care and from Asera Care Hospice. We will miss him very much.

Visitation on Friday, July 18th from 10AM-11AM at HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2011 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11AM. Entombment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Riverwest Food Pantry or the Milwaukee Guest House would be appreciated.





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Donna Block

My condolences to the Talsky Family. Mr Talsky was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. Whenever meeting at the bank, he had a smile and a few words or comments. I am honored to have been acquainted with him as I am sure were countless others.

Donna Block

Barb and Jim Kerkhoff

Our condolences to all of you. Your dad was a wonderful, caring person and working for him was a pleasure. I was 18 years old and a senior at Mercy High when our principal called me into her office. She knew I had always wanted to be a secretary and your dad had told her he needed one. So she sent me for an interview and I thank God that Joe hired me. I always had great admiration and respect for him and he was always patient with me – like when there was a “word” of my shorthand that I couldn’t figure out. When my brother and Jim and I decided to purchase a farm up North, Joe came with us to check everything out. We didn’t get into Milwaukee too frequently but when we did, Joe was always happy to go out for dinner with us. He has been a dear friend for 70 years and many happy memories. I know he is enjoying his reward in Heaven.
Our love and prayers for all of Joe’s family, Jim and Barb Kerkhoff

Becky Ryals

Dearest Talsky Family,

Thank you for the honor and privilage to care for Joe. I will always remember his smile and gentle spirit. Your family will be in my prayers.

Becky Ryals
Medical Social Worker at AseraCare Hospice

Tonya Heffelbower

Valerie….my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. I just read Chuck and Charlie’s comments and I must say, you are your father’s daughter as you possess those same qualities. He left a beautiful legacy in you. You are in my prayers, Val.

Charlie Scheele

When I saw Mr. Talsky (It was never Joe for me. His style commanded more respect for his station.) he struck me as dignified, reserved, intelligent, and deeply caring. I liked him from the start.

Kind to a fault, he accepted people for who they were and understood them like he had special vision. I think he did.

His legacy are his children, grand children and great grand children. They have a perfect model to live up to.

He will be missed by us all.

Charlie Scheele

Charles Talsky

I will always love and remember “Uncle Joe” for his generosity of spirit and his caring
soul. For 100 years he always gave 100% of himself to his family and most thankfully
he included me when he could. Moments I will always treasure.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all.
Chuck Talsky

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