February 1, 1927 – March 31, 2019
SATTELMAIER, Joseph “Joe”, 92, of Croatia joined his heavenly maker on Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was a long time resident of Sandston, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents Aloisa and Johann; sisters, Olga and Mara and is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Sofia; sisters, Josephine and Anka; sons, John (Lynn) and Michael; grandchildren, Tracey (Nick), Joe (Stephanie), Judge, and Journey; and five amazing great-grandchildren, Trey, Jack, Logan, Kate, and Gavin. In 1957 Joe moved his family and journeyed to America from Yugoslavia in pursuit of a better life. With no knowledge of the English language and equipped with only a few packed bags, his elderly parents, wife and two young sons, he bravely began pursuing the American dream. As the patriarch of his family, Joe’s success in the years that followed not only paved the way for more family to come to America but became a testament to the man he was; devout, steadfast, courageous, stern and most importantly, loved by all. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23231. where a service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at nelsenrichmond.com
- He was preceded in death by his parents Aloisa and Johann; sisters, Olga and Mara and is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Sofia; sisters, Josephine and Anka; sons, John (Lynn) and Michael; grandchildren, Tracey (Nick), Joe (Stephanie), Judge, and Journey; and five amazing great-grandchildren, Trey, Jack, Logan, Kate, and Gavin.
- Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019
- Interment Wednesday, April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Anita (Kmezic) Porter
April 5, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Joe's passing. We are so thankful that we were able to spend time with all the family when we drove to Virginia for our honeymoon in 1991.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Anita (Kmezic) Porter, David Porter & kids
Keil, Breanna-Eloisia & Johanna-Neive Porter
April 3, 2019
Deda Joe let my brother and I go to his pool regularly as kids. Despite his warning of the crocodiles in the basement and pool when winterized or lacking adult supervision, we had a great time going to his house. I never did see that wolf he used to warn me about either...hmm. Loved the bee hives and honey too!
He will be missed. We had some good memories.
Maureen and Ron DelBene
April 3, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.
Jasmine Conley (Kmezic)
April 2, 2019
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at the passing of Uncle Josip. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Jasmine (Kmezic) and Victor Conley