Oct. 16, 1943-Nov. 17, 2018

DELPHOS — Joseph F. Emerson, 75, of Delphos and formerly of Oregon, Ohio, passed away Saturday at The Meadows of Delphos.

He was born Oct. 16, 1943 in Norwalk to Franklin and Evelyn (Kohler) Emerson, who both preceded him in death. On April 6, 1966, he married Yoshiko Nagamatsu who preceded him in death on June 13, 2009.

Joe is survived by two daughters, Angela (Kelsey) Harding of Winfield, West Virginia, and Erika (David) Illig of Delphos; a daughter-in-law, Susan Emerson of Curtice; three sisters, Mary Lou Mann of Hillman, Michigan, Lynne Nagy of Gibsonburg and Sue Evans of Toledo; and four grandchildren, Jenna Illig, Jacob Emerson, Kristen Illig and Olivia Emerson.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Emerson; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Mann and James Nagy.

Joe proudly served six years in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He met his lovely wife while stationed in Tokyo, Japan. Joe was retired with over 35 years of service from the BP Toledo Refinery. He enjoyed watching sports particularly the Cleveland Indians, the Ohio State Buckeyes and any sport his grandchildren played.

A memorial celebration luncheon of Joe’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayside Boardwalk, 2759 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Arrangements were entrusted to Weber Funeral Home, Delphos. Online condolences may be shared at weberfh.net