ON BEHALF OF THE JOE PESALL FAMILY,
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SAID A PRAYER OR KIND WORD, SENT A CARD, OR CAME TO
REMEMBER JOE AND US AT HIS WAKE AND FUNERAL. JOE LEFT US VERY UNEXPECTEDLY.
WE THANK ALL THOSE WHO WERE WITH JOE THAT NIGHT HE DIED: HIS GOOD SAMARITAN ANGELS, THE CODINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY, ALL FIRST RESPONDERS, AND THE PRAIRIE LAKES HOSPITAL ER STAFF AND PASTORAL CARE VOLUNTEER.
Joseph "Joe" Pesall, age 46 of Watertown, SD, went home to his Heavenly Father on February 7, 2019. He will be very much missed by his family and friends. Joe dreamt of winning the lottery, and he has. He has. He's transitioned from this life thru death to be with Jesus, Dad, and Elliott. That's the lottery. That's the lottery that Joe won! That is the lottery for all of us. Joe's second most frequent dream was being with his Dad, Elliott and Uncle Don.
Joe arrived to Bernard and Josephine (Benthin) Pesall on September 14, 1972 in Watertown. Joe who was nicknamed "Speedy" by his friends attended McKinley Elementary and Watertown High School. While growing up, Joe was active in Special Olympics and Caring Sunday 4-H Club. He enjoyed watching and listening to the Watertown Arrows football and basketball games. He also was a "big" MN Vikings and MN Twins fan. Joe worked 17 years at Oak Valley Farms until it closed. Joe loved Thursday night Bingo. He wouldn't miss it for the world. Joe's easily pleased and eager to please personality lent him many friends. Joe enjoyed delivering papers with his family. Other interests were his favorite shows: John Wayne movies, Gun Smoke, Walker Texas Ranger episodes, The Price Is Right and Let's Make a Deal; solitare and word finds.
Joe's funeral will be at St. Henry's Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Tom Anderson as celebrant and Dorothy Fuller as the organist. Roger Smith will be the lector and mass servers will be Shelby and Brianna Wietzema.
Committal service will be celebrated by Father Denis Meier at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watertown at 1:15 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Kory Allen, Tom Benthin, Steve Wietzema, Bill Gaikowski, Mark Kampa and Greg Pesall.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel between 5-7 p.m., with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m.
Joe leaves behind his mother, Josephine; his brother, John Pesall; sisters: Linda (Dennis) Jensen and Rosemary Pesall; nephews: Anthony Jensen and Darien Jensen; and niece, Maria Jensen.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, and nephew, Elliott Jensen.