PASQUALE SR., Joseph 'Dick' Aug 3, 1931 – Feb 9, 2021

Joseph R. “Dick” Pasquale Sr., 89, of Royal Center, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at home.
Born on August 3, 1931, in Logansport, he was the son of late Leonard and Myrtle (Auker) Pasquale. He was a 1949 Logansport High School graduate. Joe was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1955. He loved sharing his Navy stories with family and friends and kept close contact with several shipmates.
On Feb. 13, 1960, he married the love of his life, Lucille C. Woodward. She preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 2008. He retired from Essroc as a heavy equipment mechanic in 1998, where he had worked since 1962. Joe was a hard worker who rarely missed a day of work in 35 years. Joe was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Survivors include his children, Joseph R. Pasquale Jr., of Noblesville, and Rebecca Ann Hines (Tim), of Logansport; grandchildren, Sarah Pasquale, of Chicago, Joey Pasquale, of Carmel, Kelsie Pasquale (David Western), of Columbia City, Heather Holcomb, of Logansport, Kristen Holcomb (James Millward), of Indianapolis, and Brad Holcomb (Alyssa Lytle), of Logansport; and great-grandchildren, Harper Western, London Holcomb, Rowen Holcomb and Jackson Millward.
He was also preceded in death by sister, Kate Pasquale.
Joe enjoyed several passions in life. At the top of the list was his family, including his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought him incredible joy. He loved attending all of the kids’ school functions, including field trips, band and multiple sporting events. He was always their No. 1 fan. He and his wife, Lucy, along with many other parents, worked tirelessly to get Pioneer Football established, and he continued to follow and cheer them on with the greatest pride.
Joe was an avid racing fan, from Micro Midgets up to IndyCar and NASCAR. He loved music and nature and grew the most beautiful flowers and trees you will ever see. Joe prayed multiple times a day, with his kitty, “Belle,” sitting comfortably on his lap. He had a prayer list for those he knew and even those he didn’t. If his family knew someone in need of uplifting, they, too, were added to his prayer list. His love, dedication, and loyalty to his family and friends are the legacy his family is so proud of.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at All Saints Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center. Burial with military rites will be performed at Kistler Cemetery in Royal Center.
Memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Catholic Church and/or the American Red Cross.
His online guestbook is available, and condolences can be shared with the family at

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