The Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph “Joe” A. Reisenauer, age 89, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Mott, N.D. and Lemmon, S.D. was held Dec. 31, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church in Mott.
Fr. Charles Zins officiated and burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon.
Serving as casketbearers were Joe’s grand and great-grandchildren.
Joseph A. Reisenauer was born March 24, 1923 in Sheffield, N.D., the youngest of nine children born to Ignatz and Mary Eva (Kilwein) Reisenauer. He attended school in Sheffield.
He was united in marriage Nov. 3, 1943 to Barbara Jahner in New England, N.D. To this union 11 children were born, Joseph Jr., Doris, James, Mary, Charles, Gerald, Barbara, Carla, Jeffrey, Timothy, and Laurie. Joe and Barb lived many years in Lemmon, where he worked for Peterson’s Implement.
In 1977 they moved to Mott, and were active in St. Vincent’s Catholic Church. Joe was a resident of St. Vincent’s Care Center in Bismarck for the past three years. He passed away there Dec. 26, 2012.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Barbara; ten children, Joseph (Susie) Reisenauer, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Dorrie (Tony) Binstock Sun City West, Ariz., Mary (Bob) Pavlicek, Sturgis, S.D.; Charles (Jane) Reisenauer, Ellendale, N.D., Jerry (Donna) Reisenauer, Bison, S.D., Barb (Harlan) Schnell, Vale, S.D., Carla (Steve) Gerriets, Bismarck, N.D., Jeff (Wanda) Reisenauer, Moorhead, Minn., Tim (Christi) Reisenauer, Great Falls, Mont., Laurie (David) Hauck, Richardton, N.D. and daughter-in-law, Edie (Bob) Nesland, Rapid City, S.D.; 37 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son, James; daughter-in-law, Cathy Reisenauer; six brothers, Adolph, Alex, Dan, Jack, Frank and Anton and two sisters, Sally Krous and Agnes Stockert.
A memorial has been established to St. Vincent’s Care Center and can be mailed to Jeff Reisenauer, 1425 41st Ave S., Moorhead, Minn.; 56560.
Evanson Jensen Funeral Home, Mott, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.