Joseph John Partusch III
October 24, 1942 – December 9, 2019
Joseph “Joe” Partusch III passed peacefully in his sleep on December 8, 2019 at the age of 77. Joe was born to Joe Jr. and Rose Partusch. He was the oldest of five boys, and often told hilarious but harrowing stories of his attempts to help his mother care for his little brothers. He went to work at Kush Brother’s Florist when he was 12, where he met the love of his life. Following high school, he enlisted in the Army, and proudly served stateside during the Vietnam War. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he began a 42-year career with the United States Postal Service, where he happily took care of and helped the people on his route. Shortly after starting at the Post Office he married Betty, beginning a 51-year romance. When their children were small Joe could often be found attending scouting events with his son Matt and coaching his daughter Katie’s soccer team, one year even winning the trophy. After retiring from his long career at the Post Office, he and Betty spent their time traveling on cruises, bus trips, and spending time with their grandchildren. Joe loved the Cornhuskers, was an avid bowler and will be remembered for his calm and kind heart, his quick wit, his telling of bad jokes, and his fierce love for his family.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Betty; children, Matt Partusch (Ami) and Katie Mims (Joey); grandchildren, Josie and Aiden Partusch, and Memphis Mims; brothers Bill Partusch (Mary), Jim Partusch (Ola), Tony Partusch (Lorni); nieces, nephew, and many godchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rose Partusch; and brother, Father Frank Partusch.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 12th from 5pm to 7pm, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (3122 S 74th St.) followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 13th, 10am, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with military honors by US Army and Ralston Am. Legion Post 373. Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation.