A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
Joseph was born on December 10, 1936, to Alphonse and Clara (Hoene) Ruholl, of Lillyville. He married Carol Ann Funneman on July 11, 1956. Together, they had three children, and they would spend the next 43 years together, separated only by death. Carol Ann preceded him in death on June 9, 1999.
Joe was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. He spent the greater part of his life working in the concrete industry, during most of which he owned and operated his own business pouring and delivering concrete pads to customers near and far. Joe took great pride in his work, and was very vocal about his desire to work up until the end of his time on Earth. Many will remember him as the hardest working man they have known.
Surviving are his daughters, Denise (Todd) Voelker, of Shumway, and Jodi (Jeff) Waymoth, of Effingham; sisters, Pauline (Rich) Worman, of Effingham; Marcie (Gary) Kruger, of Effingham; and Kathy (Phil) Niebrugge, of Decatur; three grandchildren, Alexandria (Tyler) Hoedebecke, of Effingham; and Ellie and Evan Waymoth, of Effingham; three step-grandchildren, Myah, Claire and Hayden; brothers-in-law, Bill (Shirley) Funneman, of Teutopolis; and Joe Huber, of Teutopolis; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann (Gerald) Zerrusen, of Teutopolis; Babe Funneman, of Teutopolis; and Bette Funneman, of Pana.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife; and son Gary Joe; as well as sisters, Delores Vogt and Mary Ann Huber; two infant siblings, Mary Agnes and John Henry; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Although our hearts break with the pain we will feel in his absence, we rejoice for the celebration Joe is having with his wife and son in his eternal home.