OBITUARY

Joseph Thomas Billerman

June 9, 1956December 2, 2018
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Joseph Thomas Billerman 62, of Indianapolis passed away on December 2, 2018. He was born June 9, 1956 in Indianapolis, to William and Agnes Russell Billerman. He graduated from of Howe High School. He retired from Metro IndyGo after 35 years as a maintenance employee and was currently working for First Group America. He was a long time union officer with ATU Local 1070 AFL-CIO. He was a lifetime Democrat and was active in politics with the Warren Township Democrat Club and his union. He was a member of Warren Township Lions Club and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Terrie Day Billerman, children Thomas (Elizabeth) Billerman, Stephanie (Adam) Ratvay, sisters Francis (Lewis) Dotson, Jennie (Jimmie) Barger, Bernadette (Terry) Mooney, brothers William (LuJuana), Mike (Guylene), James (Linda) Billerman. grandchildren Sophia and Laila Billerman, Kylar and Kashton Ratvay. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Beverly Reed, brother David Billerman. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 am at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5 from 2 – 7 pm at the mortuary. Joe will be remembered for working on behalf of the working people everywhere. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joseph Thomas Billerman

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Lois (Lauck) Jones

December 5, 2018

So sorry for your family's loss Bernadette. Please accept my sincere apologies!

Howe H.S. '78

Tim McCalley

December 5, 2018

A blessing to my beloved cousin:
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1thes4:14-18

Judy Gregory

December 4, 2018

I only recently learned of Joe’s illness so it was a shock that he was gone so soon. I have many fond memories of Joe. Although he was definitely pro union and I was considered “management”, we always agreed to disagree. I considered Joe (and all those I worked with) very dear friends. Joe, I just viewed all the pictures with your obituary - a beautiful family. I expect to meet you again in the not too distant future. Maybe we can sit around and discuss some of those old grievances. 🤓 RIP my friend

Troy Denson

December 4, 2018

Joe , you will be missed dearly , by family , & friends . On your new Journey God has another great soul to work with! You will be missed by many , yet we all will see each other again some day . It was a pleasure to work with you at Indy-Go . Thanks my friend no matter how bad a day it was, you would always make me laugh ! God Bless your family 🙏🏻 In these tough times . Until we meet again . Thank you
Troy Denson

Erm Buccina

December 4, 2018

Was shocked and saddened to hear about my buddy Joe. I only seen him every March at the Indy Truck show but we just hit it off and I'm going to miss his smiling face. Great guy who just went on and on how blessed he was to have such a wonderful family and his love for his precious grandchildren. I work in Fleet for the City of Pgh. and our contractor FVS just told me about Joe. I didn't even know he was sick. We had a great time last March and that's the last time I seen him or ever will. You know how you just get along with someone for no known reason other than something just clicks....Gonna miss you next March and the world is a sadder place without you. Rest in peace my friend.

Erm Buccina Jr
City of Pittsburgh Fleet maintenance

Dan Howard

December 3, 2018

The first time I met Joe was at work when he first hired in. We were working the wash rack at the old Idpls. bus station. I got to show him the ends and outs. It wasn't much longer we moved into the garage and worked in the shop dept. together. His bench was next to mine . We always had good times together, We always argued about everything but it was in good fun. We served time together in our Union as officers. I will miss Joe and all the good times. I will especially miss his jokes and impressions; especially Mr. Bill.
To Terrie, Tommy and Stephanie , Joe was a great guy and friend and he loved you all a lot. I will never forget him.

All our Love- Dan and Brinda

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Biography

Joseph Thomas Billerman
62, of Indianapolis passed away on December 2, 2018. He was born June 9, 1956 in Indianapolis, to William and Agnes Russell Billerman. He graduated from of Howe High School. He retired from Metro IndyGo after 35 years as a maintenance employee and was currently working for First Group America. He was a long time union officer with ATU Local 1070 AFL-CIO. He was a lifetime Democrat and was active in politics with the Warren Township Democrat Club and his union. He was a member of Warren Township Lions Club and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Terrie Day Billerman, children Thomas (Elizabeth) Billerman, Stephanie (Adam) Ratvay, sisters Francis (Lewis) Dotson, Jennie (Jimmie) Barger, Bernadette (Terry) Mooney, brothers William (LuJuana), Mike (Guylene), James (Linda) Billerman. grandchildren Sophia and Laila Billerman, Kylar and Kashton Ratvay. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Beverly Reed, brother David Billerman. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 am at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5 from 2 – 7 pm at the mortuary. Joe will be remembered for working on behalf of the working people everywhere. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Tributes may be made at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com.