Joseph Arnold Myers
October 15, 1931 – June 10, 2019
Joseph A. Myers, 87, of Roscoe passed away Monday, June 10. 2019 in his home. Joseph was born in Chicago, IL, son of John and Genevieve Myers. He was married to the love of his life Joann for 54 years. He retired from ELCO Tool after 37 years of service working as a header department supervisor. He attended Grace Lutheran Church and was a Veteran of the Army serving in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart and Silver Star. After retirement Joe and Joann enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Texas where they had fun square dancing and golfing. He was a very talented person playing the guitar, piano and woodworking. He was a life member of the American Legion Post, Past Commander of the Rockford Area Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 272, and a strong supporter in building and preserving of the Korean War Memorial in Loves Park. He will be loved and missed by his son Joseph (Jean) Myers; daughter Lori Anderson (Jerry Griffin); grandchildren Michelle (Frank) Mylonas, Joseph Myers Jr, Christopher Gunther, Brandi (Luke) Olson and Nathan (Ashley) Anderson; great-grandchildren Summer, Franchesca, Joanna, Nicholas, Oliver, Emily, Phallen and Blake. He was preceded by his parents, wife, one brother and four sisters. A special “thank you” to his many wonderful friends and fellow Veterans. A very special “thank you” to his neighbor Joyce Mershon for her kind love and friendship of our father. Graveside service to celebrate Joseph’s life will be 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Gardens 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. Military Honors will be conducted by the Korean War Veterans Organization of Loves Park. Sunset Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation rites.
- Joseph is survived by his son Joseph A. (Jean M.) Myers; daughter Lori Anderson (Jerry) Griffin; grandchildren Michelle (Frank) Mylonas, Joseph A. Myers, Jr, Christopher Gunther, Brandi (Luke) Olson and Nathan (Ashley) Anderson; great-grandchildren Franchesca, Joanna, Nicholas, Summer, Oliver, Emily, Phallen and Blake. His parents, wife, one brother and four sisters preceded Joseph in death.
Graveside service with Military Honors to celebrate Joseph's life.
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
8800 N. Alpine Road
Joseph Arnold Myers
June 15, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Joe. You will be missed. You reunite with my Dear Aunt and the love of your life, Joann. you were the couple that everyone looked up to and aspired to emulate Thank you for your lifelong service to our beautiful country. We are so fortunate to have had you protect us and continue to Support our troops all your life. Sending love to your family and friends in this sad time. Love, your niece Cindy Newman Xoxo
June 15, 2019
Joe will be missed by many. What a kind good hearted man he was. Go rest high up on the mountain joe.
James and Suzanne Huth
June 13, 2019
Joe, Was one of kindest men we have met. He loved his family, children, Grandchildren , great grandchildren. Joe never met a stranger his hand was always extended in friendship. Joe always felt it was a priviledge to have served his country in the Korean War. In his retirement Joe was instrumental in preserving the Korean War Memorial and was so proud of this achievement. We will miss his smiling face when we visit his Son and wife Jeannie. Rest in peace good and faithful servant. Love, Sue and Jim
Urania Nick and Catherine Mylonas
June 12, 2019
The Mylonas family (Nick, Catherine, and Urania) remember Joseph with great love and respect. He was a wonderful man who brought joy to everyone who knew him. He loved and protected his family fiercely. He put that same love and honor into protecting his country, and served honorably during the Korean War. Joseph was a role model, and lived his life with grace and beauty and honor. He welcomed us into the Myers family with such love and warmth and we miss him dearly. Love, Nick, Catherine, and Urania