Joe W. Nuss, 81, of Bodega, Calif., formerly of Wayne, died Monday, April 4, 2016 in California.
A rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 14 at 1 p.m. and the Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 17242 Bodega Hwy., Bodega, Calif. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne at a day and time to be announced. Joe requested that memorials be made to St. Teresa’s Restoration Fund, PO Box 404, Bodega Bay, Calif. 94923.
A native of Wayne, Joe graduated from Notre Dame University in 1956. After graduation, he served in the US Navy Reserve for two years and was stationed at Skaggs Island. He then joined his family in the operation of the family owned Ben Franklin variety store, until he retired in 1993. After his retirement, he moved to Bodega Bay in 1994. He loved to entertain at his home, and he was very active in the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Bodega where he enjoyed singing at the weekend mass.
Survivors include his brother Jean and Donna Nuss of Wayne, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lillian (Hayne); sister, Joan and her husband, Donald Carl.
Local arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.