Pastor Joseph Lorsung

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March 6, 1953 - January 11, 2022
Born in Minneapolis, MN
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Pastor Joseph Lorsung, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Deborah Lorsung; devoted father of Anna (John) Sanderson, Josiah (Hannah) Lorsung, Sam (Caitlin) Lorsung, Joe Lorsung and Angela (Corey) Markuson, loving grandfather of six grandchildren; dear brother of fifteen siblings and survived by Rose (Julie) Lorsung. He is preceded in death by his parents, Adella and Adelbert Lorsung. 

Joe spent his life as a pastor and church planter. He worked on missions and in homeless shelters throughout his life and this meant a lot to him. He did missions to Mexico and Downtown Twin Cities. He often preached at the Salvation Army and in the prison system. He took homeless children to church camp, and he always opened his home to anyone in need to help them get back on their feet. He treated everyone like family and made sure everyone felt welcome.  

Joe had the heart of a pastor while also spending fifty years as a contractor and business owner. He also loved refurbishing antique furniture and enjoyed bringing pieces back to their original, beautiful condition. He loved gardening and his prized possessions were his rose bushes. He was an avid golfer, playing with his church buddies. Joe’s favorite memory was getting a hole in one the first time he took his daughter out. And much to his wife's dismay, collecting and losing innumerable coffee cups. The one thing people will miss most about him is his incredible laugh. Joseph was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials made in Joseph’s name to We Love St. Charles!  


Date and time of service pending


Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron Lee January 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Praying for the whole family!

  2. Travis Story January 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sorry for your loss praying for peace for

    • Schmitz family January 13, 2022 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      candle 8Joe, Colton, Deborah and family. We are saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We met Joe and knew him for a short time but will remembers Joe’s laugh and the joy his presence carried. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Angie Bonanno January 14, 2022 at 9:40 am - Reply

    candle 1Joseph was a kind and loving man hand like my life on three different times he’s kind and compassionate and I adore his loving wife he is truly a servant of the Lord and he cared for everyone and made everyone feel welcome just touched my life in a very profound way and I’m saddened by the loss of my friend prayers for the family

  4. Tim Lorsung January 14, 2022 at 10:07 am - Reply

    candle 1I love you brother and will miss your awesome laugh! God loves you.

  5. Jenelle Moehn January 14, 2022 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Sending you all hugs and prayers. Deb spoke very highly of her beloved Joe to her PACT family; he will be missed greatly. Cherish the memories and know you have the support and love from all.

  6. Larry and Mimi BOETTCHER January 14, 2022 at 10:56 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. A wonderful man who loved the Lord and was a blessing to so many. Yes we will always remember his infectious laugh and hard work. May Jesus surrounded all of you with His peace at this time. Because He lives we can face tomorrow. Lotta love, Larry and Mimi

  7. Don Deering January 14, 2022 at 11:27 am - Reply

    He Was A Awesome Pastor And friend.l Will Miss his laugh also!

  8. Daniel. M. Emminger January 14, 2022 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    candle 1Big brother Joe sadly it’s a parent to go to scold you home so it looks as though your work is done you’ve left a long lasting memory of yourself your big jelly laugh your big heart of love your willingness to forgive and overlook the frailty and others and encourage people to be better than what they are. Is my sincerest prayer yeah you’re right now resting in the gentle hands of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ do you labor is done you ran the race there’s no doubt he received you as a child of the king whom God was well pleased Devia can only pray peace. Welcome to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to comfort you through this time of service

  9. Daniel. M. Emminger January 14, 2022 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    candle 2Deborah it’s been far too many years but I long for the days of Riverside assembly of God when everything was so fresh and new to all of us we were all growing as Christians in our own way of ministry. To this day it says my heart because of church doctrine which assemblies of God put down his their laws they disrupted the beautiful ministry we had at Riverside we had Pastor rainy. Lawrence Kutzler. We had a children’s ministry bus ministry a prison ministry we had the sunshine in coffeehouse ministry we truly were church that was on the move we were all young excited I long for those days at Riverside may God bless and keep you Deborah. Much love from brother Dan Emminger

  10. Cynthia Oxley January 14, 2022 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    candle 8Oh the memories & laughter that man gave to all!!!
    He will be dearly missed!!!
    I’m Sure he’s got all laughing in heaven all ready!!!
    Hugs & players to Deb and kids!
    Cynthia Oxley

  11. Nicole (former coworker) January 14, 2022 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    candle 5Deb, I am sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers…

  12. Andrea Findley January 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    candle 8I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts go out to the family.

  13. Scott and Sandy Kalpin January 15, 2022 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. We remember Joe first as a devoted servant of God passionate for evangelism, a hard worker and family man to the core. He challenged us to take every opportunity to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Brother, we look forward to seeing you again.

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