Dant, Joseph B,
85, of Louisville passed away Monday, July 11, 2016.
Joe was born to the late Joseph and Mary Dant in Montgomery, Indiana. He served his country in Korea and during the Vietnam War, and later retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant. After retirement Joe served as a vice president of Dispensers Optical and later Korrect Optical for 21 plus years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 201, Leader of Compassionate Friends, the Assumption Council Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Bouchet General Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and former KY district Master, former Vice Supreme Master and one of only three recipients in KY of the Father Dentinger Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert Murphy, Betty Dant, and James Dant; and daughter, Janet Dant.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Jean Dant; children, Dr. Michael Dant (Karen), Betty Bradford (Brad), Barbara Warmerdam (Victor), and Mark Dant (Jeanne); brother, Bernard Dant; 9 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martha Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan Foundation, 2321 Bradford Drive - Louisville, www.ryanfoundation.org
. Online condolences may be made at www.Ratterman.com
Published by Courier-Journal on Jul. 13, 2016.