Joseph L. Stoffel, 64, of Rickardsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, at his home.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rickardsville, with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, officiated by Rev. Noah Diehm.

Joe was born March 26, 1956, in Dubuque, the son of Glen and Lucille (Cummer) Stoffel. Joe grew up on the family farm where he farmed until the present. He owned and operated Joe’s Baling for many years. He cherished the many memories with his family. Joe also enjoyed his four-wheeler rides with his dog, Charlie.

Joe is survived by his siblings: David (Kay) Stoffel of Sherrill, Pat (Tom) Ellwanger of Dubuque, Deb (Ken) Kipper of Dubuque and Jodee (Jack) Theisen of Holy Cross; a brother-in-law, Gary Krause of Rickardsville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Connie Krause; and step-father, Robert Brimeyer.

Information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Cards may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.