Saturday, February 20, 2010

Joeking J. Massa, 1916-1991

Unidentified Newspaper Obituary
  Joeking J. Massa, 75, of 505 8th Ave., Silvis, died May 17, 1991, at Illini Hospital, Silvis.
  Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Estates, East Moline. 
  Visitation is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

Joeking J. Massa
  Mr. Massa was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Jerome, Iowa, the son of Dominick and Anna Giacomelli Massa. He married Florence Bernice Rhodes Aug. 9, 1941, in Unionville, Mo.
  He was a member of International Harvester Retirees and was a board member of the Silvis Heights Water Corporation for 25 years.
  He enjoyed gardening and taking his grandsons fishing.
  Survivors include the widow; daughters, Ellagene Rosenberry, Elkhart, Ind., Joan Strunk, Centerville, Iowa, and Connie Jacob, Bettendorf; a son, Charles D. Massa, Silvis; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Francis Jacobs, East Moline; and a brother, Frank Massa, Centerville. 
  The Editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary and picture to The Jerome Journal by Ella Gene Massa Rosenberry. 

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