Joseph Mirgeaux

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Joseph Lee Mirgeaux, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home.

He was born Jan. 23, 1917, at Fornfelt, Mo., son of Joseph Henry and Alice Catherine Rozmerski Mirgeaux. He and Dorothy Dirickson were married. She died in 1993.

Mirgeaux was a self-employed businessman. He belonged to Cape LaCroix Walker Creek Levy District; was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent's Men's Society and affiliated with St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Survivors include five sons, Mike Mirgeaux of Louisville, Ky., Tom, Steve, Jeff and Chris Mirgeaux, all of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Judy Langevin of Joplin, Mo., Alice Duvall of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Dorothy Raleigh of Hannibal, Mo.; a brother, Jim Mirgeaux of Kelso; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel. A rosary service will be held at 5 p.m.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Rev. Charlie Prost officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.