Joseph B. Mitscherling

Born on April 5, 1949

VICTORIA - Joseph B. "Joey" Mitscherling, 63 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was born April 5, 1949, in Victoria to the late Frank D. Mitscherling, Sr. and Norma Bertrand Mitscherling. Joey was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve and will be laid to rest with full military honors. He retired from Union Carbide after thirty years as an outside machinist and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Joe loved his family and lived on the family farm all of his life. Having a passion for the outdoors, he was an avid sportsman, loving hunting, fishing, skeet-shooting and golf.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie Tschoepe Mitscherling; daughters, Tanya (Lewis) Johnson, Michelle (Michael) Yates; sister, JoAnn (Bob) Brown; brother, David (Barbara) Mitscherling, Jr.; brother-in-law, Charles (Sheri) Tschoepe; sister-in-law, Doris (Greg) Oertli; four grandchildren, Tyler Yates, Logan Yates, Alyssa Johnson and Haley Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, from 6-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Victoria Veterans Council.
Pallbearers will be Tyler Yates, Logan Yates, Robert Brown, Jr., Matt Brown, Lewis Johnson and Michael Yates.
Mr. Mitscherling's nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030-2008.
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