Hentges, Joseph “Joe” H.

Joseph “Joe” H. Hentges, 84, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Sauer Health Care in Winona.

Joe was born September 16, 1936, in Fountain City to Edward and Katherine (Huppert) Hentges. He graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Winona State University. On September 14, 1957, he married Karlo Wolfe and together they raised three sons: Mike, Bruce, and Jim. She preceded him in death on October 19, 2010.

He was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fountain City. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 56 in Fountain City. He retired as a purchasing agent for Fiberite, now Solvay Composite, and was employed there for over 30 years.  

He is survived by three sons, Mike (Pam) Hentges, of Fountain City, Bruce Hentges, of Fountain City, and Jim (Jane) Hentges, of Fountain City; two grandchildren, Sam (Katie) Hentges, son of Mike and Pam, and Ryan Hentges, son of Bruce Hentges; and one brother, Edward (Betty Jean) Hentges, of Fountain City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Karlo; a sister, Cecelia Phillips; and two brothers, Leo and John “Jack” Hentges.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fountain City, with the Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Aruldoss Savarimuthu officiating.  Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fountain City.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home & Crematory in Winona and in Fountain City. Online condolences can be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.