Joseph Ferrie, 96
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 11:23am admin
Aug. 14, 1921 —
Dec. 27, 2017
CRESCO - Joseph Patrick Ferrie, age 96, of Cresco, Iowa, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Accura HealthCare in Cresco.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 2, 2018, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco, with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Cresco at a later date.
Joseph Ferrie was born on Aug. 14, 1921, the son of Irven and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Ferrie, in Howard County, Iowa. He enlisted in the Army during WWII from 1942-1945.
On Sept. 24, 1947, Joseph was united in marriage to Marie Hruska at Holy Cross Church in Schley, Iowa. Together they had six children.
Joseph enjoyed farming, camping, reading, puzzles, word finds and bullhead fishing at Waterville. He would spend his winters shelling walnuts. He loved spending his free time with his grandkids, traveling and volunteering.
He volunteered at Cresco Care Center (now Accura) for 35 years. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion and VFW and a 75-year member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Joe and Marie were instrumental in starting the museum at the Featherlite Center at Howard County Fairgrounds.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie Ferrie; children, John Ferrie of Las Vegas, Mary Jane (Randy) Leach of Fredericksburg, Iowa, Pat (Tom) Milz of Stewartville, Minn., Thomas (Leone) Ferrie of Cresco, Linda (Doug) Smith of Cresco and Alan (Sue Ann) Ferrie of Cresco; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister, Agnes Arnburg; and sisters-in-law, Doris Ferrie, Darlene Ferrie and JoAnn Ferrie.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sister Mary Denise, Anicetus Friedhoff and Mary Gene Hyke; and his brothers, Leland, Pete, Ron, Cecil, Art and Jerome.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Notre Dame Church for a new casket pall or Howard County Hospice.