Joe, 74, was the beloved husband of Susan(nee Bertke); loving father of Kira Deter (Kevin); the cherished grandfather of Jacob Deter; and a dear brother to Peg Shihadeh (deceased), James (Marilyn), Mary Jones, Charles (Cheryl), Jerome (Beverly), Robert (Pat), Christine Becker and Mark (Jennifer).
He passed away peacefully April 8, 2017. Memorial services will be held at a future date.
Joe was a kind, generous and creative soul who found delight in everything from the dew on a blade of grass, to the excitement of a student learning to speak English during his service in the Peace Corps in Korea, to the enthusiasm for learning from his students at East Central University (1977-2000).
In his memory, Joe would like for others to do an act of kindness for someone in need.
Published on April 12, 2017