JOSEPH MC CLEARY
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Joseph 'Joe' A. McCleary, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Bettendorf Health Care Center.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the St. Mathias Church. A time of food and fellowship will follow the mass at Gannon Hall. Following the luncheon burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary and Mathias Catholic School. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
Joe was born on February 28, 1930, in Muscatine, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Burroughs McCleary. He married Jo Ann Fabrizius on October 4, 1953, at the St. Mary's Church in Muscatine.
He worked for Davenport Cement as a laborer and after 30 years retired in 1987, as Plant Superintendent. He was a produce farmer for years owning and operating Joe's Market on South Highway 61.
He was a member of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish and served as a trustee for St. Mary Church. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge and was an avid hunter.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Jo Ann McCleary of Bettendorf; two daughters, Debbie McCleary of Silvis, Illinois, and Peggy McCleary of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two brothers, Howard 'Pete' McCleary and wife, Beatrice, of Muscatine, and Thomas McCleary and wife, Clara, of Muscatine; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard McCleary.
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