Joseph Petershagen

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Joseph Donald Petershagen, 59, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. He was born December 1, 1951, in Jefferson City, the son of Martin Henry and Julia May (Pruett) Petershagen. He was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson City High School. Joe was a self-employed carpenter and was a member of Carpenters Local 945 in Jefferson City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building things, going to auctions and spending time with his grandchildren. Joe did what he liked to do and had fun doing it. On September 20, 1980, Joe was united in marriage in Jefferson City to Margaret Smith, who survives at their home. Other survivors include one son, Joseph Petershagen (Heather) of Jefferson City; his mother, Julia Petershagen of Fulton; two sisters, Darla Petershagen of Fulton and Maxine Kidd of Jefferson City; and three grandchildren, Juanita, Candic and Joseph Petershagen. Friends will be received from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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