Joseph F. Bartkiewicz [July 8, 2011], of Ocean Springs, MS, formerly of Beverly Shores, IN and Chicago, IL. Beloved husband of the late Stella A. nee Vaickus, Loving father of Luke (Missy) and Veronika (Scott) Fischer. Dearest grandfather of Veronika, Francesca and Myles Fischer. Devoted brother of Genevieve, Sophie, Adeline, John, Leonard, the late Walter and Stanley. Graduated from Tilden Tech High School. Served in the Pacific Theater of WWII as a USMC sergeant, experiencing numerous beach landings and the occupation of Japan. Renown in his college years for playing football at Indiana University. Retired from Sears Roebuck circa 1986. In recent years he moved permanently to his home in Ocean Springs where he enjoyed painting, building model boats and spending time with his family and friends. Funeral service Sat. 10 a.m. at Modell Funeral Home, 12641 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen, Interment St. Casimir Cem. Memorial Visitation Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.