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Joe Been

December 30, 1930 — July 22, 2020

Joe Been, of Nashotah, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home at the age of 89. He was born in Milwaukee on December 30, 1930, the son of Paul Nelson and Parnel (nee Larson) Been. On June 20, 1953, he married the former Margaret Longenecker in Wauwatosa, WI. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from UW-Madison. He enjoyed reading, tennis, college football, bird watching and flying drones. He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family meant everything to him.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 67 years, Margaret, along with their children Laura Lee, Debbie (Richard) Been Teigen, Judy Been, Martina Adesokun, Eric (Cheri (nee Leis) Been and Karl (Rosemary (nee Wendel) Been. He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

No services will be held. Memorials in his name are appreciated to Lake Country Bible Church, N45 W32481 Watertown Plank Rd., Nashotah, WI 53058.
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