Joseph J. Ashe, Evansville, WI
September 25, 1941 - November 12, 2017
Joseph J. Ashe, age 76, passed away on November 12, 2017. He was born on September 24, 1941, in Madison, WI. Joe was a devoted husband, father and "Papa." He was a talented craftsman, who worked 42 years as a bricklayer and superintendent for Monona Masonry, and spent his retirement creating many beautiful pieces of wood furniture for his family. He also enjoyed landscaping his yard.
Joe is survived by Donna (Sperry) Ashe, his wife of 48 years; his children, Jeanne (Jamie) Nastali and Jennifer (Eric) Eckerman; his grandchildren: Tyler (Knsty) and Joshua (Kara) Dohs, Garret Nastali, Gavin and Adeline Eckerman; great-grandchildren: Kendra, Hunter, Aubrey and Aerabella; siblings: Mike (Pam) Ashe, Chuck (Jean Olsen) Ashe, Mary (Mike) Mcllwee and Paul (Kris) Ashe; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gene (Ruth) Sperry, Betty Broge, Dale (Toni) Sperry and Joyce (Jim) Belter; and numerous nieces; nephews; extended family; and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Agnes Ashe; his father and mother-in-law, Dale and Irene Sperry; and brothers-in-law, Norbert (Cheryl) and Gary Sperry.
Per Joe's wishes, there will be no services, and a private burial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Luke House - The Community Meal Program, 310 South Ingersoll Street, Madison, WI 53703-3739, or The American Cancer Society. Ward-Hurtley Funeral Home Evansville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com
The family would like to thank all who cared for Joe during his illness, especially the nurturing staff at the Evansville Manor.