November 1, 1931-June 15, 2019
EAST MOLINE — Joseph S. Zmuda, 87, East Moline, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice, Bettendorf. Funeral services are 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial is in Rock Island National Cemetery, where the East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where he had been a member for over 50 years.
Joe was born Nov. 1, 1931, the son of Josef and Helen (Gruszeczka) Zmuda. He received his bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose Academy. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Murrel “Mo” Moller on Oct. 1, 1959, in Rock Island. She died Feb.y 5, 2002. Joe was a sales representative for USG and retired as a Management Consultant for Gypsum Supply, Bettendorf. Joe was a committee member of Duck's Unlimited and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed family trips to the cabin in Bellevue, Iowa. Joe strongly supported the higher education and success of his grandchildren.
Survivors include his children; Steve Zmuda, Andalusia, Mark (Stacy) Zmuda, Coal Valley, and Jeff (Jill) Zmuda, East Moline; grandchildren; Matthew (Maggie), Kayla, Caleb, Scott, Bethany, Jenna and Julia; great-grandson, Carter; brother, Walt Zmuda, Moline; and sisters-in-law, Jeannine and Adeline.
In addtition to his wife, he was preceded in death by infant son, Joseph Zmuda Jr.; brothers, Ben and Ed; and sister, Bernice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.