Joseph Novosel, 87, of Maryville and formerly of Granite City, passed away at 12:38 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born May 1, 1928, in Madison, a son of the late Michael and Reza “Teresa” (Asperian) Novosel. He married Florence M. (Lucido) Novosel Oct. 13, 1951, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granite City and she passed away March 9, 2005. He later married Norma L. (Podhorn) Peipert Novosel Oct. 18, 2008, at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and she survives. Joseph retired in 1985 from Vesci Incorporated after 35 years of dedicated service as a truck driver. He was a member of Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville and former member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City. He loved tending to his yard, cutting grass and riding his tractor. He was known for his barbecues and enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael J. and Lori Novosel of Highland, Joseph A. and Karan Novosel of Hardin, Nick Novosel of Maryville and John P. Novosel of Granite City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Chris Smith of Granite City, Mary Noser of Collinsville and Rita and Bryan Paskero of Maryville; three stepsons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sarah Peipert of Carrollton, Mike and Oahn Peipert of Chicago and Steven and Melissa Peipert of Ellisville, Mo.; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Ed Kocal of Blue Grass, Iowa, and Laura and Roger Rust of Jerseyville; 26 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Steve Novosel, Mike Novosel, Frank Kraus, John Kraus and Louis Kraus; and one sister, Mary Vrenick.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Maryville with Father Joseph Havrilka as celebrant. Burial will be at Buck Road Cemetery in Maryville. Memorials may be made to Mother of Perpetual Help Church and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.