Joseph D. Woolsey

Jerseyville | Monday, November 7 2011

Joseph D. Woolsey 

AGE:  89  DIED:  2:55 p.m.  November 7, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital

BORN:  January 6, 1922 in Jerseyville PARENTS Ed & Mary (Foster) Woolsey (Both Deceased)

MARRIED: Vera V. Sloan  DATE & PLACE:  May 10, 1946 in Jerseyville

MILITARY:  As a young boy, Joe always wanted to be a “Fighting Marine”, and that dream became reality when he enlisted on August 5, 1942. He attended eight weeks of boot camp at the Marine Corp. Base in San Diego, California. Joe then served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre at Bauganville and Guam. Total time served in the military was 3 years, 2 months and 13 days. Joe was wounded on Guam and was awarded the Purple Heart, he was then discharged on October 17, 1945.

MEMBERSHIP: Chairman of The Jersey County War Memorial, VFW Post #4528, Purple Heart Assoc. and Jerseyville First Baptist Church

OCCUPATION: Joe graduated from Jersey Township High School in 1939. He worked at the International Shoe Factory for 3 years before serving the United States Marine Corp., upon returning home from serving, He worked for 15 years at Olin in Alton, he later became a Self-Employed Painter First Class

VISITATION:  4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

FUNERAL:  10:00 am on Thursday, November 10, 2011

  At Alexander & Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville

Military Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492

OFFICIANT:  Rev. Brent Meyer

BURIAL:  Oak Grove Cemetery at a Later Time

MEMORIALS: In Lieu of Flowers, the family


WIFE: Vera V. Woolsey  DAUGHTER: Rita Jo Craft of Jerseyville

GRANDDAUGHTER:  Dwan (Matthew) Robeen of Jerseyville

2 GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER: Kristen Marie Yotter, Kira Nicole Robeen


SISTERS IN LAW: Carmen Madison of Jerseyville, Betty (Vorhis) Allen of Jerseyville,

Vonita (Robert) Green of Jerseyville, Lorene Flowers of Alton and Grace Sloan of Palmyra, IL.

NIECES: Connie Ruyle and Linda (Richard) Jones of Jerseyville SEVERAL NIECES & NEPHEWS

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:Parents, 2 Sisters: Mildred (Clifford) Yocom and Josephine(Bud) Holtman.  Brother:  William Albert (Shirley) Woolsey. Sister in Law: Eileen (Norman) Wyatt

Brothers in Law: Omer Sloan, Jr., Warren Madison and Robert Flowers.



Obit Provided By:
Alexander Funeral Home

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