Joseph E. Pazero Sr., 91, of Worden, Illinois, passed away at 1:30 PM on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He was born on May 11, 1927 in Benld, Illinois, the son of the late Joseph & Ann (Janulavich) Pazero. He was married to Joyce L. Woodward on November 6, 1948 in Worden, Illinois & she passed away on December 19, 2014. Joe was employed as a supervisor at Shell Oil Company in Roxana, Illinois for 38 years & was also a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Worden, Worden American Legion Post #564, Worden Volunteer Fire Department, & the NRA. He was an avid hunter (squirrel hunting was his passion), blue gill fisherman, & loved to garden.
He is survived by 3 Sons - Joseph "Jay" (Angela) Pazero Jr. of Kirkwood, MO; Blaine (Jeanne) Pazero of Benld, IL; & Blake (Annie) Pazero of Dow, IL; 4 Grandchildren - Nicole (Charlie) Griese, Danielle Pazero, Blake Joseph Pazero, & Joseph Evan Pazero. Besides his wife & parents, he was preceded in death by a brother - Kenny Pazero.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Worden City Cemetery in Worden, Illinois with Rev. Heath Curtis officiating. Memorials are suggested to either Trinity Lutheran Church of Worden or to Community Memorial Hospital of Staunton.