Joseph “Joe” Charles Feldmann, 95, Rockton, IL left this world Friday, August 12, 2016 - very peacefully in loving care. Joe had a passionate love of life, he loved people even more, and his wife Lucy the most! Joe was a lover, dancer, singer, wood-worker, unparalleled storyteller, imaginative jokester, and creative inventor. He was a loving husband and a great father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had a gift of making you laugh. “He danced through life and brought you along.” He is dancing with Lucy in heaven now.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Joe was born October 17, 1920 and raised on the south side of Chicago. From the start, he always imagined that he was badder than LeRoy Brown (The first of his many favorite songs throughout the years). Sometimes, he like to prove it! He attended the University of Illinois as an engineering student-being both bright and creative; however, he left college to enlist in the Navy SeaBees at the start of World War II-but, not before marrying his high school sweetheart, Lucy Empie, (who had to sneak out of her nursing program dorm at Rush Hospital by the back fire-escape). They were married on Christmas Eve, 1941. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Joe was stationed in Hawaii during the war and never lost his love of the island. After the war, Joe continued to work in engineering, first becoming a sales engineer, and then inspired by another of his favorite songs, (Frank Sinatra’s-My Way), he started his own company, Feldmann Formers: A safe, accurate and very creative way of forming sheet metal. The saying, “He could sell ice to an Eskimo,” was coined with Joe in mind! He loved traveling, and with Lucy at his side, they traveled extensively, making close friends worldwide. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Joe’s life could be summed up by another of his favorite songs-Jimmy Durante’s, Make Someone Happy. Whether telling jokes, playing pranks, or serenading you in a public restaurant (many claimed he sounded just like Tony Bennett), he made you smile.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Joe is predeceased by his wife Lucy of 67 years and his sister Jeanne Moebs. He is survived by his daughters, Sue (Michael) Pisano, Geri Feldmann, Janet (Gary) Dickerson and JoLinda Susilo, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, nephews Mike and David Moebs, Bill (Judy) Renick, Ron (Gillian) and Rick Stupka and nieces, Lynn (Ken) Ramsey, Robin Lossing, Karen (Doug) Parker, and Donna (Don) Lail, and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Memorial ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016 in McCorkle Funeral Home-Rockton Chapel, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of ceremony. A luncheon and celebration of Joe’s life will be held at Domenico’s, 547 East Grand Ave in Beloit following the memorial ceremony.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for the establishment of a memorial to Vet’s Roll program.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n Please feel free to add a story about Joe on this website, we love hearing them.