Joseph C. Szymarek, 55, of New Boston, Illinois died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Mercer County Hospital.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012, with visitation 1 hour prior, at New Boston United Methodist Church. Masonic services will be conducted at the service. Burial will be in New Boston Cemetery. Memorials may be left for either the Diabetes or Heart Associations. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Joseph was born August 19, 1956 in Apache Junction, Arizona to Robert and Mary Ann Ekholt Szymarek. On November 2, 1995, he married Lorraine “Lori” L. Lutrell Strom in Phoenix, Arizona. Joe was an over the road semi-truck driver and later delivered newspapers. Master Mason Szymarek was a member of the New Boston Masonic Lodge #59 A.F. & A.M. Joe enjoyed hunting, feeding and watching birds and riding Quads with Lori.
Survivors include his wife, Lori; sons, Brian Strom and Kyle Strom all of New Boston and sisters, Susie Szymarek, New Boston and Patty Lattemore, Mesa, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Peter.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.