Michael Joseph, 67, of Elida, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Lima Memorial Health Systems. He was born October 12, 1955, in Newport News, VA, to Dale and Ellen (Craig) Joseph. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Elida. On March 3, 1981, he was united in marriage to Jill Gudakunst. She survives in Elida.
Michael is also survived by a daughter, Jessica (Shannon) Owsley; grandchildren, Sebastian Owsley and Sophia Owsley; sisters, Cherie (Dennis) Parsell of Delphos and Michele (Brian Art) Murphy of FL; and brothers-in-law, Dave Gudakunst of Gomer and Mike Gudakunst of Lima.
Michael was a graduate of Elida High School. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Skilled Trade. He was an organ donor. He truly enjoyed his retirement by doing puzzles, taking daily walks in Scoonover Park, and feeding the ducks. He liked listening to Rock & Roll music and drinking his Rolling Rock.
All services will be held privately by Harter & Schier Funeral Home.