Joseph Wolfsmith


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Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Joseph Francis Wolfsmith Jr., 76, of Heritage Woods, Moline, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island. DeRoo, Moline, is handling arrangements.
Joseph was born on July 30, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Joseph F. and Helen Gleason Wolfsmith Sr.
He previously had worked as a car salesman.
Joe enjoyed telling jokes and stories of his life. He enjoyed picking on the staff at Heritage Woods, but always with a good sense of humor. Joe will be missed by all.
Surviving are daughter, Mary Ellen Sullivan; sons, Michael Wolfsmith and William Wolfsmith; and many friends at Heritage Woods of Moline.
Online condolences may be sent to deroofuneralhome.com.














 



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