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I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember seeing your Dad with his friendly, laid back demeanor during those great baseball games. I didn't know him well, but always remembered thinking, "What a nice guy."

Take care and peace be with you now and in your future.

Posted by: Dave Deopere - Rock Island, IL - Friend of Heath's   Nov 13, 2012

My memories of Joe are mostly as a kid growing up in the house next to his. I was a little girl and Joe was the cool "older guy" next door. He had a laid back attitude and was always friendly. Joe's smile was absolutely gorgeous! When he laughed, his whole face lit up...and you knew he really loved a good joke. I think Joe is permanently imprinted in my brain as a 26 year old cool dude. Much love to Joe and all the Gadient Family: Tom, Porky, Mark, Sue, and Sally.

Posted by: Jackie Wells - Waunakee, WI - Childhood Neighbor   Nov 12, 2012

Gonna miss you Joe. Thanks for being a good friend.

Posted by: steve orchard - IA - friend   Nov 12, 2012

I am so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I remember his smile like it was yesterday, though it was in Middle school.

Posted by: Leslie Patterson - Davenport, IA - friend from school   Nov 11, 2012

Tom, Porky, Mark, Sue, Sally, Heath, Brett - We send our love and friendship to all of you. We miss those phone calls, dissecting a cardinal game, with a call between innings. We miss our friend. Rest in peace our dear Joe. Love to all

Posted by: Cheryl & Tim - Bettendorf, IA - Friends   Nov 11, 2012

Tom and Porky,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Dean and Dru Clementz

Posted by: Dean and Dru Clementz - Geneseo, IL - friends of Tom and Porky   Nov 11, 2012

Just wanted to send my condolences to Joe's family. I just remember how Joe was so nice to everyone in school! It didn't matter if you were a close friend of his or not. Joe was one upstanding guy and I am very sorry for your loss!

Posted by: Barb (Mak) Hicken - Gothenburg, NE - Classmate   Sep 16, 2012

Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by: Zach Phelps and Mike Gordon - Tipton, IA - friend of Bretts   Sep 16, 2012