Joseph Martin Zosso, 86, of Floral City, Florida, passed away Friday,
December 20, 2019, at his home.
He was born June
17, 1933, in Engelberg to the late William Aloys and Malissa Ella Johnson
Bill was an Army
veteran stationed in Berlin, Germany, during the Korean War. After his
military service, he married and raised a family in Valparaiso, IN. He owned
his own carpentry business, had a strong work ethic and was a wonderful
mentor to his family. He was a loving devoted husband/father that loved life
and was rooted in his Roman Catholic faith. He loved traveling, biking,
kayaking, and being outdoors. With his children and grandchildren, he hiked
the Grand Canyon at age 70 and skydived at age 80. He lived out his saying,
“Try to be a tough ole bird”.
Bill was preceded
in death by his parents, William and Malissa Zosso; baby son, Charles Lynn
Zosso; sisters, Betty Larsen, Dorothy Parten, Lena Zosso, and Teresa Zosso;
and brothers, Bernard Zosso and Robert Zosso.
He is survived by
his wife, Genevieve Marie Walker Zosso; three sons, W. Allen (Pam) Zosso of
Westville, IN, Michael (Linda) Zosso of Murray, KY, and Clifford Zosso of
Chesterton, IN; three daughters, Phyllis (Paul) Flisiak of Chesterton, IN,
Virginia “Gin” (Bill) McGrogan of Kouts, IN, and Patricia (Mark) Coleman of
Valparaiso, IN; fifteen grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings,
Marie Peters, Bea McDaniel, Anna Mae (Darrell) Higginbotham, Bud (Pam) Zosso,
Jeanie (Norm) Gossett, and Rudy (Barb) Zosso; and many other relatives and
Funeral Mass was
held at St. John Catholic Church in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Burial with
military honors followed in St. John Cemetery.
Donation may be
made to VITAS Healthcare in Citrus County at vitascommunityconnection.org,
or to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, Indiana.