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Joseph Anthony "Joe" Atterberg
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Birth: May 23, 1964
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2011
Adams County
Illinois, USA

Joseph "Joe" Anthony Atterberg, 46, of 824 Jackson, formerly of Keokuk, Iowa, died Wednesday (March 30, 2011) at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born on May 23, 1964, in Keokuk, a son of Robert Eugene and Beverly Jean (Hickey) Atterberg.

Joe had worked for Agrium Crop Production, Argo Barge Co., and had also been a semi-truck driver. Joe attended Dennison Job Corps where he studied TIG and MIG welding. He graduated the Professional Truck Driving Program provided by Midwestern Training Centers (MTC-1, Inc.)

Joe loved fishing, hunting and being on the river. He loved nature and all its beauty especially free spirited horses which reminded him of his native heritage. His dream was to own a catamaran boat and sail the open seas with his family.

Joe had accepted God's love and believed in Him to take his soul to life everlasting.

The family would like to thank Blessing Hospital, Blessing Physician Services, Quincy Medical Group, Arch Flight, Barnes Hospital, Gift of Hope, Quincy Fire Department E-5, Adams County Ambulance, Warsaw and Hancock Ambulance, Access Health, Bethel Assembly of God and The Quincy Herald-Whig for their treatment, care, diligence and prayers.

Joe gave the Gift of Life as an organ and tissue donor to show how important donation is to help save and improve the lives of others.

He is survived by his fiance', Geri Musick of Quincy, Geri's children, whom Joe loved and thought of as his own, Timothy Musick, USN, stationed in Sicily Italy, Olivia Wagy, Cameron Wagy and Angeleia Wagy, all of Quincy; his mother, Beverly Atterberg of Keokuk; two brothers, Kevin Atterberg and his wife, Dalene, of Montrose, Iowa and Jeff Atterberg and his wife, Linda, of Warsaw; one sister, Julie McVeigh and her husband, Larry, of Hamilton; one half-brother, Sterling Atterberg and his wife, Brandy of Niota; one half-sister, Melanie Allen and her husband, Jerry, of Macomb; two stepbrothers, Craig Hasten and his wife, Nikki, of St. Louis, and Buddy Hasten and his wife, Tracy, of Burlington, Iowa, several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday memorial service for friends and family to celebrate his life will be in the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk.

VISITATION: There will be no formal public visitation.

MEMORIALS: Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Network. (

ARRANGEMENTS: Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk.


Condolences may be expressed online at
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  Robert Eugene Atterberg (1937 - 2009)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Mississippi River Lock and Dam 21 Quincy, IL
Created by: Geri Musick
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69305617
Joseph Anthony Joe Atterberg
Added by: Geri Musick
Joseph Anthony Joe Atterberg
Added by: Geri Musick
Joseph Anthony Joe Atterberg
Added by: Geri Musick
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Please Read Joe's Story at the Tribute Balloon Link below.Grab and Pass his balloon so he sails all over the world.There are more pictures as well.Geri
 Added: May. 4, 2011

- LKat
 Added: May. 4, 2011
Forget Me Not, the flower of Love because I will never forget you. And between now and then till I see you again, I'll be loving you.Love me.
- Geri Musick
 Added: May. 3, 2011

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