Joseph F. Wesbecher

Born: Sat., Apr. 26, 1919
Died: Sun., Jul. 19, 2009

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Joseph F. Wesbecher, 90, died at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 2:05 AM. He was born April 26, 1919 in Sidney, Ohio the son of George Joseph and Clara Catherine (Kerber) Wesbecher and they are deceased. He was married June 14, 1941 to Rosemary F. Weaver and she survives along with four children, Tom and wife Barbara Wesbecher of Troy, Ohio; William and wife Jeanne Wesbecher of Urbana, Ohio; Beverly Boroff of Sidney, Ohio; and Mark Wesbecher and wife Jill of Bentonville, Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Wesbecher of Sidney, Ohio. One son, Dennis Wesbecher, one daughter, Karen Cull, brothers Leo, John, Charles, Bernard and sisters, Catherine Miller and Mary Davidson are deceased. He was a 1937 graduate of Holy Angels High School. He was a United State Army veteran in World War II and served overseas. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion and the VFW. He had worked at Rich's Grocery on Highland Ave. from 1937-38; Sidney Daily News carrier from 1935-36. McClure and Wheeler Grocery on Michigan Ave. from 1938-40; Monarch Mchine Tool Co. from 1940-41 and the GMC Aero Products in 1942. He had worked at the Copeland Corp. and retired in 1983. He also worked at Gateway Pipe Supply company in Sidney, Ohio for two years. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and was an usher at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will full military honors will be held at Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 4-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Gifts for Yanks and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Marilyn Fortkamp

I was sorry to ready about Joe in the Sidney Paper. I live next door to Jim Cull and enjoyed talking with him in the past. Joe also shares the name of my grandfather and he was my mother's first cousin. My sympathy to all of you.

Judy and Jack Fiessinger

Joe was an awesome man. I was blessed to have him and Rosie in my life. May God give him eternal peace.

Fred Kerber

I am sorry to hear about Joe's passing. As you know, Joe was like a brother to our dad. I often tell my children of the trip to Washington, D. C. that Joe and Rosie took with my parents in the summer of '41. I can still hear Joe embellishing the story as it grew over the years. I won't be able to make it to the funeral, but know that all of you are in my prayers.


Joe and Rose Mary were my neighbors when they lived on Taylor Drive. I enjoyed talking to both of them and missed them when they moved Joe was a kind and thoughtful neighbor. He will be missed. My sympathy to Rose Mary and all family and friends. I can't get to the viewing but hopefully, will get to the funeral.

Dick Clawson

Dear Rosie and Family, I didn't get the word in time to give you my condolences or come to the funeral. I'm so sorry, Joe was a great guy and friend. As you know we had some good times together. He will be missed. Dick Clawson

George Kerber

My brother Bill passed the word that Joe had died and I wanted to send my thoughts about how we all enjoyed Joe and your family being part of ours from my earliest memories. He is remembered by us very fondly.

Polly and Dan Boone

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