Joseph Daegele

Obituary of Joseph R. Daegele

Joseph R. Daegele, age 89, of Pottstown, died June 14, 2021 at Pottstown Hospital. He was born November 8, 1931 in Salem, MO, the son of the late Joseph P. Daegele and Ida (Floyd) McClure. 


Joe has been living in Pottstown for 68 years and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. He worked as a Supervisor for Firestone and later as a Foreman for Dettra Flag Co. 


He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.    


He is survived by his wife: Joan L. Daegele (nee Ingram) of Pottstown; four children: Catherine (& Donald) Lichtley of Douglassville, PA, Cynthia (& Dave) Dwojak of Bechtelsville, PA, Joseph C. (& Rosemarie) Daegele of Pottstown, PA and Robert (the Late Darlene) Daegele of Jacksonville, FL,; two step children: Janice (& John) Sands of Wallingford, PA and Christine (the late Mark) Mestrovich of Dunellon, FL; 19 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. 


Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Daegele; and three great grandchildren, Jaylin Thomas, Rhea Romig and Robert Joseph Daegele.


His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Friday morning from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home. 


Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St, Pottstown, PA 19464 OR St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 


Arrangements are with Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., of Pottstown, (610) 323-8220,