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Joseph "Papa Joe" Peplinski

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“Everybody Papa Joe. He will be missed. ”
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“Lee, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. God bless you and your family during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and...Read More ยป
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“Lee,My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. God bless you and your family in this difficult time. ”
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“Lee, My deepest condolences on the loss of your father.We at 20/20 have you and your family in our thoughts. Sincerely, Kevin Crawford ”
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Joseph P. Peplinski Louisville, KY At age 82, Joe entered eternal rest on March 9, 2013 in Louisville, KY. He was born on January 6, 1931 in Leelanau County Michigan to Theodore and Catherine (Mikowski) Peplinski and was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School and Northwestern Michigan College. Joe was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church in Lansing, MI and a past president of their Church Council, Men's Club, Usher's Club and Bingo Committee. He also helped start their Corn Roast Festival and Lenten Fish Fry. Joe was also a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Louisville, KY and a third degree Knight of Columbus. Joe was a past president of the Federated Polish Home Board of Directors and White Eagles Group #42 in Lansing, Michigan and was active in all Polish Home activities. Joe was a USAF Korean War Veteran, serving as a Sargent in Japan, and a life member of the VFW. Joe retired from General Motors in 1985 as a data processor. After retirement, he volunteered at the Michigan Historical Museum, R.E. Olds Museum, MSU Garden Project, Lansing Food Bank and St. Vincent Soup Kitchen. Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years Esther (Gajewski), brothers Stephen and Leon and sisters Alice and Patricia. Joe is survived by two sons, Joseph T. Peplinski of Rochester Hills, MI and Lee S. (Rayanne) Peplinski of Louisville, KY, two grandchildren Alicia and Peter and two sisters Regina Klonowski and Adeline Neil.

The family will receive visitors at the Ratterman Brothers East Louisville Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road on March 19, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. The rosary will be said at 4 p.m. Mass will be on March 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Road, Louisville. Joe will be interned in Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing, MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or