Joe proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He earned his Master of Arts degree in music and was a grade school instrumental music teacher.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Brady) Caruso, of the home; a daughter, Rachel Koch; and a son, Adam Panek; five grandchildren, Katey, David, Sam, Josiah and Oskar; his sister, Karen Conklin; several nieces and nephews; his daughters, Keri Stogner and Diann Nicholson and her three children.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Still Waters International Ministries located at 5400 U.S. Hwy 160, Walnut Shade, Missouri, (west of the intersection of hwy 160 and 65) with Pastor Larry Green officiating. The family requests balloons in lieu of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Still Waters International Ministries in memory of Joe.