Joseph R. DeCremer, Janesville, WI
October 22, 1965 - October 29, 2017
Joseph R. DeCremer, age 52, a lifelong resident of Janesville, passed away very unexpectedly Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center ER. Joe was born October 22, 1965 in Janesville, the son of William R. & Shirley J. (Gilbert) DeCremer. He attended schools in Janesville, and was a graduate of Craig High School, Class of 1984. He attended UW-Whitewater. Joe was employed as a Sales Representative for Guest Supply Co. until the time of his passing. On June 4, 1994, he married the former Maria A. Drozdowicz at St. William's Catholic Church in Janesville. Joe will be remembered as a man of high integrity and honesty. He was respected by most everyone he met. He'll also be missed for his humor and sarcasm, which stood out in a class of its own! Joe was an avid Green Bay Packer and UW Badger fan, and enjoyed playing golf. He enjoyed “road trips” with his family and friends. Joe and Maria loved traveling to new destinations, but always sought out the establishments that the “locals” would frequent! He was a motorcycle and car buff, and had just purchased his “bike with 4 wheels”-a small sports car. Joe battled cancer recently, which involved surgery and treatments. He always looked at it with a positive attitude, and tried to make others feel better about it. Other than his hospital stays, he never missed a day of work, would drive himself to his treatments, and fought through every day to make it to work, and make life as normal as possible.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria; his Dad, Bill DeCremer, of Janesville; his three beloved children: Caitlin (Kyle) Link, of Janesville, Eric (Olivia Bolton) DeCremer, of Platteville, WI, and Victoria DeCremer, at home; his two brothers, Gil (Denise) DeCremer, of Janesville, and David DeCremer, of Madison, WI; his brothers and sisters-in-law: Becky Drozdowicz, Bill (Judy) Drozdowicz, Lori (Bruce) Kraus, Dan (Cheryl) Drozdowicz, Joe Drozdowicz, and Pete (Monica) Drozdowicz, all of Janesville, Tom (Linda) Drozdowicz, of Boynton Beach, FL, Lisa (Nick) Ziomek, of LaQuinta, CA, and Dave (Anna) Drozdowicz, of Elm Grove, WI; many nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mom, Shirley DeCremer; and by his in-laws, Edward and Bonnie Drozdowicz.
A Celebration of Life with a sharing of memories and stories will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the WHITCOMB-LYNCH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. To remember Joe's love of fun and life, please wear casual attire!
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Rd., (608) 752-2444 www.whitcomb-lynch.com