Joseph Melvin Malinski, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Ripon, WI surrounded by his family.

Survivors include his wife Terrea, daughters Martha (Scott) and Alyssa (Steve) and son Max. Joe grew up in Le Center, Minnesota and leaves behind three sisters, two brothers and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Elizabeth (Cummings) Malinski. After serving and seeing the world in the Navy, Joe started a long career working 38 years before retiring at Bemis.

Joe loved life and spent his time with family, golfing, laughing, home projects and farming at the Fenner’s Farms. His grandchildren; Malin, Henrik, Hazel and Ruby carry a piece of his kindness and sense of humor.

Until the end Joe made others feel at ease. The world is a little less funny without his humor and laughter today.

Visitation for Joe will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 11 – 1:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.

Prayer Service for Joe will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home in Ripon with Reverend Robert A. Fictum will officiate. Full Military Honors will follow. A memorial is being established in Joe’s name.

Please visit www.butzinmarchant.com to send online condolences.