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Joseph S. Bouback, Jr.

May 7, 1947 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 73)

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Joseph S. Bouback, Jr., 73, of Poplar Grove, IL, passed away on July 30, 2020.  Joe was born May 7, 1947 in Pontiac, Michigan to Joseph H. Bouback (predeceased) and Delores (Dohse) Bouback (predeceased). 

Joe had a sister, Kristine Diane, who passed away of Polio at age 2.  Joe is survived by 2 sisters, Kathy (Roger) Feucht of Prescott Valley, AZ and Cheryl (Peter) Hattrup of Spokane, WA; brother, Doug (Linda) Bouback of Poplar Grove, IL; his daughter, Nicole Krawezak (Tim) Brandenton, FL, with 3 loving grandkids, Leah, Avery and Camryn.

Joe’s Bride, Patricia, brought 3 step-kids into his life, John (Tina) Bogardus, Doug (Candace) Bogardus, and Kathryn (Alex) Whitlock, all of Poplar Grove, IL, which blessed him with 11 more grandkids.

Joe was a very loving person, never met a stranger. He was a Die Hard Packer Fan. Swore the Packers were the only team in the NFL that never lost a game, they just ran out of time. He loved kids, passed out smiley stickers everywhere he went. His passion was working with special kids which included (Aces) Super Kids of Bay City, MI, Cripple children also of Bay City, MI, and Lighthouse kids of Heartland Community Church of Rockford, IL.

Joe always kept busy volunteering his time with important community service including: Tawas Bay Eagles Club, Tawas Bay Players Theatre Group, Coach Little League Baseball, worked with Boy Scout Troop, CWA of Bay City, past president VVA of Bay City and past Commander of Sunset Shores Yacht Club in Bay City, MI.

Joe graduated from Belvidere High School, class of 65.  He joined the United States Air Force on 7/30/1965 (Security Police) right out of high school and went to Vietnam shortly afterwards.  He received an honorable discharge on 7/30/1971.

After marriage and raising his daughter, Nicole, Joe retired from Ameritech telephone Company of Bay City, MI  and moved back to Belvidere, IL to live around his family. God and family became his priority. He loved golfing and shooting pool especially with his brother, Doug. Joe loved playing cards/dominoes with family and spending time with all his grandkids. Joe was loved and will be greatly missed by all. 

There will be a private burial in Forreston, IL. There also will be a memorial service with military honors at the VFW in Belvidere, IL and there will be a luncheon following.  Because of covid there will be a limit of people so please contact Doug or Pat too let them know if you will be attending.  The date and time will be announced here as soon as arrangements are finalized.

We want to give a special thanks to Mercy Hospice Service and the girls from Senior Helpers for all their love and care to Joe so he was able to stay at home to be with friends and family.

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