|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2011|
Joseph G. Pirrung, 85, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Tiffin, Ohio, Joe received his bachelor's degree from Tri- State University in Angola in 1951. He was a Navy WWII Veteran and served in the South Pacific as a Motor Machinist Mate, 2nd Class. Joe worked as a Transmission Engineer with I & M for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the American Legion, Post #47. He enjoyed woodworking, building projects, traveling, taking pictures and putting together slides for his family. Surviving are his sons, Jim (Judi) Pirrung and John (Kim) Pirrung, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Barbara (Russ) Follis of Grapevine, Texas and Peggy (Ken) Eber of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Russell (Lorraine) and Christine Follis and Molly and Mary Eber; brothers, Rev. George Pirrung of Cottonwood, Ariz. and James (Donna) Pirrung of Massillon, Ohio; sisters, Frances Fleming of Norwalk, Ohio, and Florence Lucius of Tiffin, Ohio; and sister-in-law, Florence Pirrung of Huber Heights, Ohio. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Clara (Schwerzler) Pirrung; his wife of 62 years, Catherine Pirrung; daughter, Janice Marie Pirrung; and brother, Paul Pirrung. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30am Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr. with calling an hour prior. Fr. Robert D'Souza officiating. Calling also from 2:00 to 5:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm Friday at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave with a Vigil and Rosary at 4:30pm. Burial in Catholic Cemetery with military honors performed by Post 47. In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Jude Tuition Fund or Masses. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.
Carl M Pirrung (1889 - 1979)
Clara F Schwerzler Pirrung (1894 - 1970)
Catherine Pirrung (1924 - 2009)*
Created by: Penny Baughman North
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65600116
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