Joseph Cepiel

Obituary of Joseph A. Cepiel

Joseph  A. Cepiel

Age 83, of Morris, IL passed away peacefully Sunday morning September 1, 2019.  He was born March 2, 1936 to the late Margaret (Bien) and Joseph Cepiel in Morris where he was raised and educated, a graduate with the class of 1955 from Morris Community High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 until he was honorably discharged in 1960.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Janice (Dorheim); daughter, Joyce (Mark) Mettille; daughter-in-law, Rita (Juergen) Moehler; granddaughter, Lauren M. Mettille; grandsons, Michael P. Mettille, Matthew J. Cepiel, Lucas J. Cepiel and Karsten Moehler.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded in death by his son, Mark W. Cepiel (Dec. 2000) and his parents.

Joe retired from Northern Petrochemical (Lyondell) in 1999 after many dedicated years of service. Soon after, he and Janice relocated to Bradenton, FL where they enjoyed the gulf coast for nearly two decades before returning home to Morris last year due to Joe’s health.

Joe was an avid golfer, Trap and Skeet shooter and enjoyed wood carving. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

A Memorial Visitation for Joseph Cepiel will take place Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 1201 W. Rt. 6 (at Deerpath Dr.) in Morris from 4-8 p.m.  All friends and relatives are invited to gather Thursday September 5, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church 10025 N. IL Rt. 47, Morris  where Joe’s Memorial Service will begin at  10:30 a.m.  Inurnment will follow in Saratoga Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials in his name can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice.   For more information please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Morris
1201 West U.S. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive
Morris, Illinois, United States
(815) 942-5040

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church
10025 N. State Rt. 47
Morris, Illinois, United States


11:30 am
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Saratoga Cemetery
Rt 47 North of I-80
Morris, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers memorials in his name can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice.
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