Monday, March 20, 2017

Obituary: Joseph S. DiMaggio - Class of 1967

MCFARLAND [Wisconsin]  - Joseph S. DiMaggio, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was born in Madison, on Nov. 2, 1949, to Joseph and Audrey (Brockman) DiMaggio.  Joe grew up in Madison and went to Central High School. He then went on to own and operate DiMaggio's Good Year for many years. He later went on to work at Alliant Energy where he retired. Joe loved travel with his wife, Gerri, and his children, Tony and Angie. They visited many beautiful places. Family was the most important thing to Joe, especially his grandson, Eli, who he worshiped. He also loved sports. If you stopped by on a weekend you would see him watching the Badgers or NASCAR and if he wasn't home he was attending one of Eli's sporting events. Joe also was a very generous person and if anyone needed help he was always there for them.  When Joe was 16 he met the love of his life, the woman he would marry and spend the next 50 years with, Gerri M. Stapleman. They then went on to have two children, Tony and Angie.  Joe is survived by his two children, Tony (Yvonne Simms) of Evansville and Angie DiMaggio of McFarland; grandson, Eli; and many brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.  Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife, Gerri DiMaggio; his brother, Paul; and his nephews, Zachary and Jovanni.  Joe was loved and will be missed by many, but he is now reunited with his wife, Gerri, and many others who have passed. Joe is now at peace and pain free and although he is gone, he will forever be in our hearts. God bless you dad/grandpa, (as Eli put it) may you rest in peace until we meet again.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to immediately follow. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.  The family would to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all your support and condolences.  All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Services  Madison (608) 442-0477

Joseph DiMaggio's class year is based on information in the 1967 Tychoberahn yearbook, where he is pictured among the graduating seniors.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 20, 2017. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

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