Obit: Resong, Joseph M (1902 - 2000)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Resong, Lepke, Sands, Breed, Hoesly, Weber, Langreck, Langton, Opelt, Peruschek, Hensler

Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin) 24 May 2000; Page 11

Resong, Joseph "Joe" M. (25 Aug. 1902 - 16 May 2000)

Joseph Resong, age 97, of Neillsville died Tuesday, May 16 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.

Joe was born on August 25, 1902 in Neillsville, the son of Matt and Anna (Lepke) Resong. He received his education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Neillsville and then worked for the railroad for 43 years. After that he worked for City Hall as a janitor. He also served in the military during World War II. Joe was a member of the Neillsville Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73 and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by two brothers, John (Marie) Resong of Neillsville and Albert Resong of Racine; three nephews, Ronald Resong, James Resong and Elmer Hoesly, all of Neillsville; and two nieces, Mary Ann Sands of Prescott, and Lorriane Breed of Green Bay.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, August and three sisters, Johanna Hoesly, Anna Hoesly, and Marie Weber.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fr. Joseph Hensler officiated. Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary’s Adult Choir. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Neillsville Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73. Visitation was Friday night with a Rosary Service at the Gesche Funeral Home.

Casket bearers were: Elmer Hoesly, Harold Langreck, John Langton, Larry Opelt, Wayne Opelt and Tony Peruschek.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Joseph’s family with arrangements.



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