Joseph A. “Texas Joe” Stesiak, 75, formerly of Rochester, passed at 7:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Chase Center of Logansport.
On Jan. 2, 1943, he was born in LaPorte to Anthony Frank and Virginia Griffin Stesiak. Growing up he shared his childhood with his sister Cindy.
As a young man he answered the call of patriotism. He joined the US Army in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Joe Stesiak married Sally Teets in 1965. He later married Marcia Ellen Christopherson in 1994. They both preceded him in death. In recent years he shared his life with his companion Loretta Conrad.
Most of his life, he was a salesman specializing in the areas of safety or refining products.
He was a former commander of the Manitou Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1343 of Rochester.
Left to cherish Joe Stesiak’s memory are his companion, Loretta Conrad, a sister Cindy Graves and husband Bill of South Bend; three Stesiak sons: Jeff and wife Pam of Granger, Tony and wife Stacy of Rochester, Mike and wife Michelle of Granger; seven grandchildren: Brandon, Haley, Riley, Regan, Keaton, Trey, Quin and a niece, several nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death are his parents, wives Marcia and Sally, grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service for Mr. Joseph “Texas Joe” Stesiak will be at 5 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 6, in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Father Michael McKinney will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 3-5 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home. Following his service, military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard, the US Army Honors Team and the Indiana Patriot Guard. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.