Joseph Lena Obituary (2022) – Union Grove, WI

Joseph Vittorio Lena

September 18, 1973 – January 30, 2022

KANSASVILLE – Joe has joined his dear brother, Mario, in eternal rest. Joe was a free spirit from birth and always loved his fast machines, especially his snowmobiles and motorcycles, and achieved a dream by becoming certified by the American Motorcycle Institute with a Motorcycle Mechanic/Harley-Davidson specialization. He was a smart and talented mechanic, who was also immensely proud of his shoreline restoration work with Native Construction.

He was never afraid to go all out on life’s adventures, and even in tough times, Joe could find something to love in every moment.

Being a big kid himself, he was great with children and was a favorite among his young nieces, nephews and cousins. Other passions included extreme fun, karaoke, helping people, supporting friends, looking to God for one’s own support, and believing in Jesus Christ our Savior. Joe wrote, “Live as Jesus lived, loving the broken even more.

He is survived by his parents, Mario and Helen Lena; his older sister, Marie (Brian) Frederick; little brother Tony (Peggy); and his younger sister, Juliet (Dan) Roszkowski; the nieces and nephews he adored: Nicole, Shelby, Zach, Frannie, Max, Anthony, Violet,

and Bennett; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and so many friends. Joe made friends everywhere he went.

He was predeceased by his older brother, Mario, and his grandparents: Eugene and Helen Lavin, and Vince and Mary Lena.

We are proud of our brother Joe. He won many battles and overcame fear to live the best possible life in the Kansasville he loved, surrounded by the family he loved.

Regardless of his adversity, he laughed at every conversation and always ended with “I love you”.

Private Catholic services were held; burial in one of his Harley-Davidson gas tanks and a celebration of life picnic will take place at a later date. Memorials in Joe’s name are welcome at Catholic Central High School in Burlington.

Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas and Dahl Funeral Home

620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182


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Published by Racine Journal Times on February 6, 2022.

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