Joseph A. Offenstein
December 28, 1923 - May 16, 2019
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Mackville Cemetery
Magnolia Avenue
Atwood, IL 61913
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Wednesday 5/29, 10:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952

Joseph Offenstein, age 95 of Appleton, Wisconsin and formerly of Atwood, Illinois, passed away May 16, 2019 in Appleton. Joe was born in Atwood on December 28, 1923, son of the late William and Flora (Shonkwiler) Offenstein. Born in a small town in Southern Illinois, Joe's parents moved to Appleton, Wi when he was a…

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Gary Reitzner left a message on May 28, 2019:
Dear Mark and family, I worked with Joe at GNC and enjoyed his warmth and wit. Blessings, Gary Reitzner.
Anita Harder left a message on May 27, 2019:
Dear Mark, Cindy & all family members, Our sympathy
to all of you with the loss of your Father, Grandfather &
Great-Grandfather. No matter how old, it still leave a
hole in the heart and great sadness. Our prayer are with
you. Love, Anita & Fred Harder
Mark Offenstein left a message on May 27, 2019:
Thank you for your comments, he was the best and I will miss him. It's hard to say goodbye, even after 95 years. Love you Dad.
Cindy (Smith) Kvam left a message on May 24, 2019:
Joe was like my second dad. I loved him. Such a sweet gentle spirit he always had; always willing to help others. I was one of the neighbor kids that played basketball with him, and I still do play! Rest In Peace my friend.
Noelle Reinke left a message on May 21, 2019:
Joe was one of the best residents I have ever had the pleasure of caring for. I loved him like he was a grandparent. My job is not the same without him, it feels like a piece of the puzzle is missing. Rest easy Joe.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
[email protected] left a message on May 20, 2019:
Sorry to read this but glad for his 95 years. Atwood... coming back home. Wish I could be there. I think his mom was my great-grandfather's daughter's daughter?? He died in 1955...I was 9 but they wouldn't let me attend the funeral...we kids stayed at the brick house and played croquet in "Papa Shunk's" sunken court. That's gone now. I visited that house 9 yrs ago...bricks fell off on back side n out buildings gone. I went with Mel Williams to this cemetery n saw the 5 graves of murdered cousins on Mel's side.
[email protected] left a message on May 20, 2019:
Sorry to read this but glad for his 95 years. Atwood... coming back home. Wish I could be there. I think his mom was my great-grandfather's daughter's daughter?? He died in 1955...I was 9 but they wouldn't let me attend the funeral...we kids stayed at the brick house and played croquet in "Papa Shunk's" sunken court. That's gone now. I visited that house 9 yrs ago...bricks fell off on back side n out buildings gone. I went with Mel Williams to this cemetery n saw the 5 graves of murdered cousins on Mel's side.
roger barcus left a message on May 20, 2019:
Sorry to read this but glad for his 95 years. Atwood... coming back home. Wish I could be there. I think his mom was my great-grandfather's daughter's daughter?? He died in 1955...I was 9 but they wouldn't let me attend the funeral...we kids stayed at the brick house and played croquet in "Papa Shunk's" sunken court. That's gone now. I visited that house 9 yrs ago...bricks fell off on back side n out buildings gone. I went with Mel Williams to this cemetery n saw the 5 graves of murdered cousins on Mel's side.
Alberta Crane left a message on May 20, 2019:
I knew Joe and his family many years ago in Atwood, Il.. He would have known me as Alberta Swartz. I knew all his Shonkwiler relatives. I'm sorry, for his family, that he is no longer with them - but - am glad he had 95 years of an enjoyable life.
roger barcus left a message on May 20, 2019:
Sorry to read this but glad for his 95 years. Atwood... coming back home. Wish I could be there. I think his mom was my great-grandfather's daughter's daughter?? He died in 1955...I was 9 but they wouldn't let me attend the funeral...we kids stayed at the brick house and played croquet in "Papa Shunk's" sunken court. That's gone now. I visited that house 9 yrs ago...bricks fell off on back side n out buildings gone. I went with Mel Williams to this cemetery n saw the 5 graves of murdered cousins on Mel's side.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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