Joe passed away peacefully August 21, 2022, at home surrounded by family, after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Joe was born September 30, 1958 in Ottawa, IL to Troy and Kathryn Wise. He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Cindy (Orvis) of Spring Hill, Florida (formerly of Ottawa & Bloomington, IL). Joe is also survived by his four children: Ronnie (Tiffany) Couch of Marseilles, IL; Kevin (Kim) Couch of Streator, IL; Loucinda (Tom) Lendy of McKinney, TX; Tiffany (Charlie) Casperson of Bloomington, IL. Also surviving are his 11 grandchildren: Haleigh Couch, Peyton Couch, Luke Couch, Madelyn Lendy, Joslynn Casperson, Anthony Couch, Gabe Lendy, Delanie Casperson, Gracie Lendy, Arianny Couch, Toby Casperson, and one great-grandson, Hudson Couch. He is also survived by his two brothers Troy (Linda) Wise of Ottawa, IL; Paul (Janae) Wise of Brooksville, FL. Joe also has countless nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, along with his best friend, Jeff Deimer (Frisco, TX).
He was preceded in death by his parents Troy and Kathryn Wise and his sisters, Marjorie Blankenship (Brooksville, FL) and Arlene Wise (Ottawa, IL).
Joe worked for Mitsubishi Motors in Normal, IL for 28 years before retiring to Florida. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching sports! He especially loved the Chicago White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. When his kids were young, he loved being able to coach his sons’ baseball teams. Joe loved to also golf, travel, and above all, spend time with his family. He will be dearly missed.
Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00am at Crossbridge Community Church 4161 Columbus St. Ottawa, IL.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Joe’s name to:
12107 Majestic Blvd
Hudson, FL 34667