Joseph Poelsterl

October 27, 2023

Joseph Poelsterl Obituary


Joseph W. Poelsterl, 67, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 27th, 2023, after his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Joe was born on September 8th, 1956, in Chicago, IL to Kathleen and Joseph Poelsterl. He worked for the Chicago Park District as a Trades Coordinator for 33 ½ years, retiring in 2013, and started his Focal Point Home Inspection business in 2009, retiring from his business after his diagnosis. 

Joe was the beloved husband for 24 years to Margaret “Peggy” (Barrett), father of Cathy (Luke) Simonson, Joe (Cassidy), Mike (Monika), Krissi, and Mattie, brother to the late James and Steven Poelsterl, and grandfather to Mary, Luke, Hannah, Robert, Gwendolyn, Genevieve, Jack, Amelia, Michael, Joey, Charlotte, Bridgette, and Violette, and uncle to many nieces and nephews. 

Joe was a true family man, friendly to all, and a mentor to many. If you knew Joe, you could count on a story; he made connections with everyone he met and was a great conversationalist. He had passions for Scouting, camping, and traveling, especially with one of his many RVs. His legacy lives on through his children and grandchildren.

Visitation Tuesday October 31, 3-8 pm at MIDTOWN  FUNERAL HOME  AND CREMATION OPTIONS  3918 w Irving park rd Chicago. Funeral Wednesday November 1, 10:00 am  Queen of Angels Church. Interment  All Saints Cemetery  . For more  information contact Cooney Funeral Directors (1-847) 685-1002 or 

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October 31, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Midtown Funeral Home and Cremation
3918 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago, IL 60618

Funeral Mass
November 1, 2023

10:00 AM
Queen of Angels Church 2330 W Sunnyside Ave Chicago

November 1, 2023

All Saints Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum
700 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016


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