Joseph E Nowak

1939-11-16 - 2019-12-09

Funeral Home: Steger Funeral Home 125 E. Steger Road (34th Street) Steger IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Visitation Wednesday Dec 18 from 2pm to 8pm at the funeral home

Service Date: 2019-12-19

Service Time: 10:30AM at the funeral

Info: 708-755-3400

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Joseph E. Nowak age 80, of Matteson, Illinois passed away on December 9, 2019.  Loving husband of Diane (nee  Robinson ).  Beloved dad to Michael Nowak, David (Jana) Nowak, Sharon (Andy) Thompson, Susan Reno, Sandy (Rick) Nowak-Kekelik, Joe (Nickie) Nowak, Jim Nowak, Charee (Montego) Cason, Joseph (Myla) Robinson and Askel (Lori) Robinson.   Cherished grandfather of 22; great grandfather of many.  Fond brother to Eugene (Lydia) Nowak and the late Carol (late Col. Aaron) Samuel.  Dear brother in law to Linda (Rodney) Hunt and Askel (Jeanie) Grant.  Preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mary (nee Pienczak) Nowak.  Uncle to many nieces and nephews.   Joseph worked for The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Of America Local Union 0054.

Visitation Wednesday, December 18th  from 2PM until 8PM at Steger Funeral Home, 125 E Steger Road (34th Street), Steger, IL.  Funeral Service on Thursday at 10:30AM at the funeral home.  Info. call (708) 755-3400.





  1. Mable J Kindle on December 12, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    My Sincere Heartfelt Condolences Thoughts And Prayers To You Diane My Big Sis And To The Entire Family. Joe Was Always A Character And He Will Indeed Be Missed And Never Forgotten. May God Give You Comfort And Strength Through This Hurtful Time. Your Always There For Others Allow Me To Be There For You. I Love You Sis RIP JoeMama👼🙏❤

  2. Barbara A Jones on December 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    May God continue to place His loving hand on each one of you through this difficult time.

  3. Chauncey on December 13, 2019 at 9:57 am
    Words are hard sometimes to express what you feel for a loss and for the loss your extended family has had. But maybe for the family of Troop 494 of St John of God these words offer comfort and more( those of you who understand I need not say anymore) Every night at the end of a campfire wherever we were we all sang.
    Softly falls the light of day,
    While our campfire fades away.
    Silently each scout should ask:
    “Have I done my daily task?
    Have I kept my honor bright?
    Can I guiltless sleep tonight?
    Have I done and have I dared
    In everything to be prepared.
    May the great scoutmaster of all scouts be with us till me meet again.
    Good Night Scouts .

  4. Rosie Taylor on December 13, 2019 at 11:33 am

    May the God of peace give you comfort in your time of bereavement. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal..

  5. JANET Reichert on December 13, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Jimmy, May your large and loving family sustain you and each other in your time of grief. Good memories, better times. Momma Schwieters-Reichert.

  6. Scott Olson on December 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    May God Bless you all in this time of sadness. Prayers!!!!

  7. Dan and Mary Palka on December 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    I want to remember Joe as he was– full of life and fun! Many good times and memories. His family always looks happy. God bless all of you.

  8. Kim Hopkins on December 14, 2019 at 6:16 am
    Diane my sincere condolences to you & your family. Sending live & prayers your way.

  9. Claudia Hansen Zybak on December 14, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the family! So sorry for ur loss

  10. Floyd Reno on December 16, 2019 at 9:16 am
    I was saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. Diane and the Nowak / Robinson family I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences and prayer through this difficult time. I remember Joe for many things, but especially as someone who truly loved family, loved fishing and cooking up a big meal. Best ribs I ever had.
    Many great memories. He will be missed.

  11. Linda Grant-Hunt on December 16, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    To my dear Sister, Diane, I am going to miss my Brother-in-law, Joe, so much but at least now he is at peace. R.I.H peacefully Joe (“JoeMama”)!!

  12. Bartek Siepierski on December 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    Sandy, I’m deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayer. May he rest in peace. Bartek

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