Joseph C Hirocke Jr. passed away on Sept 7, 2010 in Orlando, FL. He was born on Dec. 29, 1960 in Vermillion. Growing up Joe attended school in Burbank and Elk Point. He graduated from Vermillioni High School in 1979, where he set records in track and cross country.
After graduation, Joe joined the Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. He was privileged to serve at our American Embassy in several countries as a guard.
After serving, Joe returned to Vermillion, and stayed until the passing of his mother in 1998. He then traveled to Florida, where he lived until his untimely passing.
Survivors include his sisters, Nadine Burow of Yankton, JoAnn Mentzer of Ponca, NE, Rose Hirocke of Vermillion and Ella Hirocke of Gayville; two brothers, Raymond and Michael Hirocke, both of Massachusetts; and three generations of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph C. Hirocke Sr. and Helen (Oakie) Hirocke; brothers, Clifford and Les Hirocke, Gorden Horn Eagle; and sisters, Debi Buschelman, Delores Tiny Drappeau; and a nephew, Mark.
A memorial service will held for Joe at a later date. People may inquire with family members if you would like to attend.