Gorecki, Joseph E. Age 88, of Decatur, formerly of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2011, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Joseph will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Decatur Memorial Hospital. Joseph was born August 25, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Stanislaus and Margaret (nee Harrison) Gorecki. Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War, where he received the Purple Heart for his service to his country. He worked for Howard Johnson’s and Holloway House in Milwaukee before working at Decatur Memorial Hospital, where he retired as the Food Service Director. He married Hazel E. Leach on June 21, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He leaves behind his wife, three sons Kim James, of Decatur, Mark Charles of Bend, Oregon, and Brian Keith (Monica) of Carbondale; daughter Nancy Jo (Brett) Morrison of Decatur; grandchildren, Jacob and Jason. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents. The family would like to thank the staff at Lincoln Manor for all the kind care they gave Joseph.