Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Joseph Leonard Antinucci

"The Man, The Myth, The Legend, The Treasure"

Joseph L. Antinucci, 85, passed away in his home on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

Joseph was born in Pueblo, Colorado, to the late Leonard and Mary (nee: Gallo) Antinucci on July 15, 1926. He had lived in Racine since 1927. In Racine, Joseph was united in marriage to Dorothy Strueder on October 10, 1970.

Mr. Antinucci served in the United States Army during World War II and also the Korean War. He was employed by J.I. Case Company for 31 years, retiring in 1991. After his retirement he worked a few odd jobs, such as McDonalds, Nelson's Company and EST in Milwaukee to keep himself busy.

Mr. Antinucci was a faithful member of the Word of Faith Family Church and loved to sport his Green Bay Packer's jacket at church. He was also a member of Instinctive Bowman's Archery Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching television. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Joseph would have fun with his family and friends. One of his favorite fun activities would be to shoot the straw wrappers at them at restaurants. But most importantly, Joseph was a family man and cared for them dearly. He was a professional husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Joseph will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy; six children, Angela (Ray) Snyder of Corunna, MI, John (Sharon) Antinucci of Erwin, NC, Anthony (Kim) Antinucci of Humbldt, TN, Russell (Lorie) Antinucci of Racine, Janet (Ron) Sairs of Racine and Joy Lynn Antinucci, also of Racine; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis (Al) Kovach of Kenosha and Mary (Wayne) Utecht Jr. of Little Sumico; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Angelo and Bob (Evelyn) Antinucci; one sister, Doris Schultz; one granddaughter, Emily; and his former wife, Barbara.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012, at Wilson Funeral Home from 4:30 until 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, February 4, 2012, visitation will continue at Word of Faith Family Church, 1734 Washington Ave., from 8 a.m. until the time of service at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials will be used to purchase and donate a double lane Skee-Ball Machine for Shepherd's Home and School where Michael Strueder lives.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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