OBITUARY

Joseph F. Pesek

July 14, 1937February 6, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph F. Pesek, age 83, of Carmel, Indiana. He died in peace on February 6, 2021, preceded by his wife, Mary and parents Joseph and Josephine Pesek of Omaha, Nebraska.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Joe served his country proudly. Following his return to civilian life, he succeeded in management at Union Carbide before co-founding two successful companies to benefit diabetic research. A devout Catholic, through his various business ventures, he provided employment opportunities for and was generous with bringing communities together. In recent years he was able to spend most of his time focusing on his love for the outdoors at his farm and serving God in various ways in his retirement.

He was the loving father of eight children: Joseph, Liz (Guillermo), Michael, Kathleen (Mark), James, Anne (David), Julie and John (Megan).

He was also grandfather to Isabel, Jacob, Sophia, Gabriel, Joshua, Grace, Mary Kate, Caleb, Charles, Natalie, Elizabeth, Chase, Andrew, Jude, Miller and Georgia.

And brother to Dr. Thomas Pesek and Louise Vacek of Omaha, Nebraska. Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be on February 11, 2021, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, Indiana.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on February 11, 2021, 11:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, Indiana.

His final resting place will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Merciful Help Center https://www.mercifulhelpcenter.org/memorial-donation

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, February 11, 2021

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David Dwyer

February 10, 2021

Joe and I have been best friends for over ten years. What a blessing he has been to me. His commitment to Jesus showed
In every aspect of his life and was a huge
Inspiration for all his friends. Not many
are so aware of the spiritual war that our
culture and world are facing and are so
ready to do battle. Even though I will miss
him very much, it is wonderful to have a
best friend in Heaven

Leah Shanahan

February 10, 2021

I met Joe 28 years ago when he and Dr. Peterson hired me to work at their new company Genetic Models, Inc. He was always very fair minded, had a forgiving nature and was terrific boss and mentor. I was continually impressed by his devotion to his family and his faith. I send my deepest condolences to all of family, many who I know very well. He was a great man and will be dearly missed.

Richard Peterson

February 10, 2021

Joe and I were business partners in two companies over more than 26 years and have continued our friendship for an addition 4 years. He served as a founder and president of both companies and we worked very closely together in both of them. We also were able to share much about our Christian faiths, both the many things we held in common and some of the differences we had. He will certainly be missed by the multiple friends and business colleagues he had, but he will be especially missed by his large family. Our condolences, sympathies and prayers are with the family he left behind.

Kevin Giambra

February 10, 2021

My sincerest condolences. I met Joe when I purchased my property across the street from him in 2014. When I travelled to Indiana I always made a point to stop in and chat. Those chats would last for hours. He would stop over and provide his guidance and wisdom to whatever I was doing at the time and we would talk about future plans and the state of the world. He was a great man, always left me with more to consider and contemplate than before we started talking. Whenever we needed anything, Joe was there to help and reciprocally, anything we could do for him, we did.

I personally and my family will miss Joe but will always cherish the fond memories we shared with him.

See you on the other side young man! (Every time I saw him I would ask, "How are you doing young man" he would always have a hearty laugh!)

William Emrich

February 10, 2021

I was saddened to learn of Joe's death. I had known him for almost forty years, much of that time working for him at various businesses that he managed or owned. Joe was not only good at what he did, but more importantly a really decent human being. I feel very fortunate to have known him. I haven't had much contact with him lately, but I think of him often and will continue to do so. My most sincere condolences to his family.

Michael Treble

February 10, 2021

Joe was a great friend, business partner and confidant.
May he Rest In Peace.
God Bless.

kathleen stadler

February 9, 2021

I am sorry for your loss.
I could always count on Joe to pray for me and my intentions. He was a true faithful prayer warrior.
He will be missed as well as his dear wife , Mary, who preceded him in death.
Fr Hilary said a Mass for Joe yesterday at our request.
May Joe and Mary and all the faithful departed rest in peace.
amen.

vivian Don Seaman

February 9, 2021

We loved Joe. Always cheerful with a smile and a message. My grandchildren would see him at Mass( 17years ago) and get so excited because Santa Claus was at church. Blessings to all the work that he did. Regrets. He so wanted us to come to the farm and we never did. Rest in Peace Joe. My prayers to all of the family.

Mike Edgecomb

February 9, 2021

Joe was a really neat guy. I owned a business next to him on 86th Zionsville Rd. I was able to spend time later in my life sitting in Joe’s office just talking about life and Jesus Christ. A very great listener and caring man. Joe see you in heaven my friend. Mike Edgecomb “ Ship & Mail

Janet Noll

February 9, 2021

What a devoted Father !!! Enjoyed both parents as much as you children in the school.
May you feel comfort knowing that your parents are with The Lord. Memories ❤️ will forever live in our hearts.
My Best,
Janet Noll and Byron Noll
" Mrs. Noll "

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Biography

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joseph F. Pesek, age 83, of Carmel, Indiana. He died in peace on February 6, 2021, preceded by his wife, Mary and parents Joseph and Josephine Pesek of Omaha, Nebraska.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Joe served his country proudly. Following his return to civilian life, he succeeded in management at Union Carbide before co-founding two successful companies to benefit diabetic research. A devout Catholic, through his various business ventures, he provided employment opportunities for and was generous with bringing communities together. In recent years he was able to spend most of his time focusing on his love for the outdoors at his farm and serving God in various ways in his retirement.

He was the loving father of eight children: Joseph, Liz (Guillermo), Michael, Kathleen (Mark), James, Anne (David), Julie and John (Megan).

He was also grandfather to Isabel, Jacob, Sophia, Gabriel, Joshua, Grace, Mary Kate, Caleb, Charles, Natalie, Elizabeth, Chase, Andrew, Jude, Miller and Georgia.

And brother to Dr. Thomas Pesek and Louise Vacek of Omaha, Nebraska. Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be on February 11, 2021, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, Indiana.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on February 11, 2021, 11:00 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd., Carmel, Indiana.

His final resting place will be at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 N. Haverstick Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Merciful Help Center https://www.mercifulhelpcenter.org/memorial-donation