June 25 2019
Joseph Green June 25, 2019 Joseph Vincent Green, “The Mean Joe Green”, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died on June 25, 2019 at Elizabeth Scott Community in Maumee, Ohio. Joseph was born to Bernard and Susanna (Dunn Kain) Green on January 26, 1925 at home in Grand Mound, Iowa. He was raised in Grand Mound and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Betty Farmer Hart on August 4, 1951; later, he married Joan Elliott on July 16, 1982 who predeceased him on January 12, 2016. Joseph owned Green’s Jewelry in Oxford Junction, Iowa until the early 60s. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 24 years retiring in 1980. Many may have known him as the man who made $1 bill rings and gave them away wherever his travels took him. A lover of stories, riddles and jokes he derived great pleasure in making people laugh and smile. Surviving are his children, Ramona Sue (Stephen) Henn, Whitehouse, Ohio; Kathleen (Michael) Green, Houston, Texas; Joseph Nystrom, Oak Harbor, Ohio; and Todd (Sara) Green, Rochester, Minnesota; step-daughters, Chris (Dennis) Glover and Coe (Dennis) Molumby; step-son, Gregory Hart; 15 grandchildren: Sarah (Michael) Gillespie, Emily (Nick) Porter, Jamie (Lisa) Green, Ericka (Robert) Hodge, David Green, Michael Green (Stephanie Chalmers Cronin), Shaun (Lori) Nystrom, Beau (Johanna) Nystrom, Ryan Nystrom, Tiffany Nystrom, Justin (Andrea) Nystrom, Jessica (Cory Bober) Nystrom; Leah Green, Troy Green and Caden Green; 23 great grandchildren; sisters Grace Kinney, Grand Mound; Frances Burke, DeWitt; Sister Ida Mae Green OSF, Tinley Park, Illinois; and brother, Frank Green, Fort Myers, FL; in-laws Arlene Green, Monica Green, Janice (Bob) Carson and John (Cheryl) Elliott. In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Joan; son, Bernard W. Nystrom; grandson, Adam Green; brothers, Howard Green, Harold Green; half-brother, Leo Green; in-laws Robert Burke, Clarence Kinney and Dora Green. Visitation will be at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. Visitation Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound 4:00-7:00p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019. Funeral for Joe will be at Sts Philip & James Catholic Church in Grand Mound 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 29. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in his name.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joseph Green June 25 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Cedar Rapids, state: Iowa