Joe W. Lancaster, 85, of Viola, Illinois died Sunday, December 24, 2017 at home.
Visitation is Thursday, December Dec. 28th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial, with military rites, will be in Viola Cemetery. Memorials may be left for Viola Cemetery.
Joe was born January 17, 1932 in Mt. Sterling, Iowa the son of James and Ellen Bennett Lancaster. He married Stata Bigham on October 27, 1955 in Viola. They were married until her death on March 15, 2009. Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Lancaster retired from International Harvester in East Moline after 41 years of service. He liked watching sports, especially NASCAR. You could usually find Joe sitting in his garage visiting with neighbors. In his early years, he enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law: Jamie and Kim Lancaster, Ballwin, MO; grandchildren: Christopher and Kirsten and sister: Barbara Craig, Keosauqua, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister: Joy Roberts.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.