Thursday, September 28, 2006

Obituary: Chris P. Josheff

MADISON - Chris P. Josheff Sr., age 82, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on May 16, 1924, in Madison, to Peter and Mary (Dimoff) Josheff. Chris attended Madison Central High School, then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II, from 1943 until 1946. He married Betty Severa on July 6, 1967. Chris was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in the Madison area for 30 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 1318. Chris loved outdoor activities, walking, swimming, playing with his grandchildren, and sitting on his porch with Betty. He enjoyed playing cards and bowling, and bowled his first 300 game at age 65. Chris is loved and survived by his wife, Betty; three children, Sylvia Josheff of Monona, Chris P. Jr. (Margo) Josheff of Sun Prairie, and Suellyn (David) Wiemer of McFarland; 10 grandchildren, Joseph "Joey" Knott, Stephanie Knott, Laura Knott, Chris P. III (Jenny) Josheff, Kristen (Rick) Wollin, Diana Josheff, Jessica (Dan) Felix, Garrett Mitchell, Christopher Schmidt and Greg Schmidt; four great-grandchildren, Curtis, Sara and Emily Wollin, and Joshua Josheff; a sister, Leona "Nonie" Kinder of Monona; two sisters-in-law, Pam Josheff of Madison, and Fay (Ellsworth) Peterson of Norfolk, Neb; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Jennifer Josheff; a brother, Boris Josheff; a sister, Frannie Shepherd; and two brothers-in-law, Charlie Shepherd and Chet Kinder. Funeral services will be held at ASSUMPTION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 11 N. Seventh St., Madison, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, with Father Joseph Tzougros presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, with military rites conducted by Madison Veterans Firing Squad. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church or Alzheimer's Association. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

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