Joseph Mehling, 63, Ferdinand

Joseph MehlingJoseph Mehling, 63, of Ferdinand, died Friday (September 5) at his home. He was born in Ferdinand December 15, 1950, to Hugo and Verena (Metzger) Mehling. He married Judy Ebert November 18, 1972, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Joseph was owner and operator of JJ’s Express Lube, Ferdinand Farm Service, and Joe Mehling Trucking. He was a 1968 graduate of Forest Park High School. a member of St. Ferdinand Parish, and Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed playing cards, raising cattle, and grilling outdoors.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Mehling; one daughter, Jill Zazzetti and husband Tony, Ferdinand; three sons, Doug Mehling and wife Cheryl, St. Anthony, Greg Mehling and wife Joni, Dubois and Jeff Mehling and wife Tracy, Bretzville; nine sisters, Anna Rose Altman and husband Tom, Eileen Hauser and husband Fred, Bernita Fleck and husband John, Evelyn Hasenour and husband Tom, and Katie Mehling, all of Ferdinand, Agnes Leadingham and companion, Beckley, West Virginia, Marietta Hagedorn and husband Don, Waverly, Kentucky, Lucille Weissenberger, Long Beach, California, and Dolores Hasenour and husband Gary, Celestine; one brother, Ray Mehling and wife Sheryl, Bretzville; and nine grandchildren.

Services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and 7-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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