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Joseph "Joe" Herwig Jr.

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Joseph "Joe" Herwig Jr. Obituary
Joseph "Joe" Herwig Jr.

Monticello - Joseph "Joe" Herwig Jr., 83 of Monticello, Fl, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, October 27, 2018. He was born on October 2,1935 in the home of his grandparents of the late Joseph Albert Herwig and Edna Ann Schlette. Until the age of twelve he continued to live in the family's brownstone in St. Louis surrounded by other family members. This remained one of the happiest times of his life. It was in St Louis where he attended Catholic schools and had the honor of becoming an altar boy, that Joe became disciplined in his faith and values. He learned the importance of family values, forming lasting friendship, and the virtues of a hard work ethic.

Joseph's family moved to Atlanta briefly, then to Jacksonville, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Soon after, he joined the Army Reserve and moved to Gainesville where he attend the, University of Florida. He graduated in 1963 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, his lifelong dream.

On his birthday in 1980, Joseph met Janice Davis. Their lifelong love for one another began while attending a University of Florida football game, their first date. Joseph quickly asked Janice to marry him and they became husband and wife in 1985. They shared train collecting, travel, skiing, camping, friends, and time with their special extended family. They also had a love for the many pets they have shared over the years. The most fun Joe and Jan had, was with their good friends they've both made over the years at the Florida Gator football games. Joe was an avid Gator all the way!!!

Joseph was in private practice for over fifty years, and worked for "The Agency For Health Care Administration", in the Office of Plans and Construction. He also worked for twenty-seven years as a Professional Engineering Administrator for the entire state of Florida. Joseph cared for those of he had the honor of working with in his industry. He never lost his passion for mechanical engineering. Joe felt strongly about sharing knowledge and time toward the betterment of Healthcare. Joe practiced mechanical engineering throughout the state of Georgia.

Joe was a very involved father, both Mark and Jody were in the Boy Scouts. He happily mentored them throughout all their activities growing up. His fondness memory was of the trips to Russia and Spain that he shared with Jennie Lyn. Joe was an extraordinary role model to his children. He also loved his grandchildren, Vanessa and Marco, and was very proud of them.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janice, and his little Tu-Tu of 12 years. His brother Vince (Charlene) Wascak. Children; Jacob Nagib, Joseph, Mark, Jennie Lyn, and "Baby Tori." Grandchildren; Joshua Halloway, Vanessa & Marco. Great Grandson; Kyle Holloway, Father-in-law, Curtis Palmer.

Other family members include, Michael Davis (Randy Waak), Jim (Nancy) Bass, Heather, Sandy Wascak, Dana, Gracie and Hudson Beard, Merrell & Jimmie Batton, Dorothy Rouse, Sandy, Dennis, Amanda and Jennifer Fletcher, Craig Palmer, Lee Battron, Deloris and Loren, and other extended family members.

Janice would like to thank her close friends of Monticello that have stood steadfast beside her since February of 2017. She is forever grateful for all of your support and kindness shown during these many months.

Beggs Funeral Home of Monticello will be holding Celebration of Life service on November 12, 2018 at 11am, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee Fl. 32309. Reception to follow at the Community Center.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joseph's name or to: "Best Friends Animal Society,"

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 8, 2018
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