Joseph F Kish Wednesday, September 13, 1922 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Joseph F. Kish, Schererville, Indiana, age 94, passed away on August 1, 2017, with his wife of 29 years at his side. Joseph was born in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Pauline Kish. Preceding him in death is his first wife, Irene; siblings Eleanore, Bertha and Matilda; and great granddaughter, Grace Patricia Coughlin. Joseph left behind his loving wife, Marcella; daughters Patricia (Larry) Baker and Susan (Jerry) Miller. Grandchildren: Laura (Sean) Coughlin, Greg (fiancé Wendy) Baker, Aaron (Kim) East and Angela (Jason) Crace. Great Grandchildren: Caroline, Rory, Marianne, Delaney, McKenna, Taylor and Madison. Step children Susan (fiancé Mick) Bauske, Robert Bauske and Sandra (Brandt) Hart. Step grandchildren: Nicole, Kyle and Jazz. Step great grandchildren: Vanessa and Miguel. Joseph honorably served as a Master Sargent in the Air Force during World War II. He was stationed in Ft. Sheridan flying 35 missions over Japan as a Flight Engineer in a B-29. He was a butcher and maintenance man and retired from the Holiday Inn. He loved music, traveling and was renown as a daily walker in the Schererville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fagen-Miller Funeral Home 8580 Wicker Ave., St. John. Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation will be on Friday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Join us on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

8580 Wicker Ave St. John, IN 46373

Join us on Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Service Details: Burial St Nicholas Cemetery Hammond

8580 Wicker Ave St. John, IN 46373

The following is traditional for all those men who flew in WWII....

"Here's a toast

To the host

Of the men 

Who fly

Up in the sky..."

At this point all in attendance raise thier glasses to the one they lost. One glass reamins full in honor of the deceased.

My own father was a B24 pilot in WWII and he taught this to me. Now, whenever I hear of another lost airman, I offer this toast in their memory. This time it is for Mr. Joseph F. Kish. We thank him for his service and we thank his wife and family who served along with him.

Rick Feldman from the 9Th BG passed this on to me.


Mike Adams

Hutto, TX

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Georgia and Joseph Sosnowski.