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Joseph P. "Joe" Pachlhofer

December 20, 1932 - September 27, 2020

Joseph Paul Pachlhofer, 87, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 8:51 a.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital with family by his side. He was born December 20, 1932 in Aurora, Mo., to his parents, Leo and Anna Pachlhofer. He married Mary Margaret Berg on February 19,1955. They celebrated 65 years of wedded bliss earlier this year.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen Smith, granddaughter Gina Marie Pachlhofer and great-grandson Frank Joseph Jorgensen.

Joe worked for Ozark Airlines from 1955 until his retirement in 1986. He has also enjoyed working part time at The Rail Golf Course for the past 35 years. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, playing golf and collecting coins. Known for his sense of humor and quick wit, Joe was always good at bringing a smile to the face of every person he encountered.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret; four children, Paul (wife, Kelli) Pachlhofer of Chatham, Illinois; Rita (husband, Lenny) Kotowski of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Karen (husband, Joe) Cusumano of Springfield, Illinois; and Mark (wife, Nancy) Pachlhofer of Vancouver, Washington; six grandchildren, Jason Richno, Christina (husband, Jason) Jorgensen, Erica (husband, Jason) Johnson, Sara (husband, Sean) Carroll, Denise (husband, Kevin) Klemm and Jenna (husband, Matt) Walters; six great-grandchildren, Kamille Henson, Emma Carroll, Mila Jorgensen, Ruby Johnson, and Brenton and Brie Butler; and sister, Dorothy Matalunas.

Visitation: 3-5 pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.

Funeral Mass: 10 am Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Church, 1345 N. 6th St., Springfield, Illinois with Reverend Manuel P. Cuizon officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Time: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph Church


1345 N. 6th Street, Springfield, IL, 62702

217-544-7426 Map

Funeral Mass with Reverend Manuel Cuizon officiating.

Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery


2001 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 523-3726 Map

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church in Springfield.

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