Joseph "Joe" M Wall

November 30, 1950December 30, 2018

Joseph M. “Joe” Wall, 68, of Bettendorf passed away early Sunday morning, December 30, 2018, with his family by his side.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes, 1506 Brown Street, Bettendorf. He will be laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. Friends may call from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd at Weerts Funeral Home, Jersey Ridge and Kimberly, there will be a prayer service at 4:30pm. A memorial service will also be held in Dubuque at a later date. Memorials in Joe’s name may be made to Hospice Compassus or the National Park Foundation.

The son of Joseph and Vernida (Klinkenberg) Wall, Joe was born in 1950, in Dubuque, IA. He enjoyed a mischievous childhood, surrounded by his many siblings and extended neighborhood family.

He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1969 and was employed at CARADCO for several years. He married Constance (Connie) Bahl on May 11, 1974, at Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque. That July, Joe started at John Deere Dubuque Works. In 1976, he transferred to John Deere Davenport Works and they moved to Park View, then later to Bettendorf. Joe retired in 2014 after 40 years at John Deere, during which time he forged a number of close friendships.

Joe was gregarious and a ham and liked to tell a good story. He took his family on annual vacations that spanned the country, visiting many states and National Parks, camping and hiking. Following retirement, they embarked on an adventurous 6-week dream road trip to Alaska. Joe enjoyed extensive home projects, playing golf with his buddies, traveling to NASCAR races, and watching sports, especially the Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

Left to carry on his traditions are his wife, Connie; his daughters Elizabeth, Julie, and Katherine. He is also survived by his siblings, Karen McClain, Irene (Dave) Blaser, Jim (Kay) Wall, Tom (Kathy) Wall, Judy (Joe) Daack, Steve Wall, Lisa Fink, and Rita (Dave) Melssen; his in-laws: Larry (Angelica) Bahl, Kris (Forrest Trausch) Bahl, Dennis (Terry) Bahl, Don (Lisa) Bahl, Richard (Tanya) Bahl, and Michelle (Dan Perea) Bahl; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry.

The family thanks you for your prayers and support.


  • Prayer Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 4, 2019

Joseph "Joe" M Wall

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Mary Weber Horn

January 5, 2019

Sending sympathy and prayers to you Connie, and your girls. I remember many years ago, the fun times spent with the Bahl family. Joe was a great guy and could always be counted on for a good story.

Michael O'Brien

January 3, 2019

I worked at John Deere with Joe. We had a lot of fun! Prayers to Connie and the kids.