Joseph R. Buehrle, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at the age of 66. Father of Christina (Russ) Blevins, Dennis (Julie) Buehrle, and Theresa Charles; grandfather of Ashleigh, Kendall, Katie, Carson, and Ayden; brother of Mary E. (Jack) Smith, James G. (Sue) Buehrle, John J. (Pat) Buehrle, and Martha M. (Bill) Nunn; Joseph is also survived by his devoted canine companion, Sadie Sue, and nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Joe was preceded in death by his parents James "Jake" and Evelyn M. Buehrle; and the mother of his children, Marie Buehrle (nee Aubuchon).
Joe worked for the City of St. Charles, primarily in the Street Department for more than 30 years before retiring. He volunteered with disaster response going to scenes such as New York's September 11th attacks, Hurricane Katrina Relief, and Joplin Tornado Relief. Joe took his service dogs to nursing homes and hospitals, including the VA and with him for disaster response. He was able to provide relics of the 9/11 attacks to the memorial in St. Charles City. In his younger days Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing, playing softball and long Sunday drives. Joseph was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Joe's wish was to have his body donated to science; A Mass of Remembrance will be read in Joe's honor on a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration, Wounded Warrior Project, or the Animal Rescue Organization of your choice.