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1923 Joseph 2024

Joseph Maderak

April 25, 1923 — June 15, 2024

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Joseph A. Maderak entered eternal rest peacefully on June 15, 2024. Born on April 25, 1923, Joe was the second child of Polish Immigrants, Anna and Wojciech “George” Maderak. He, his brothers Tom, Marion “Spike” and sister Irene (Miller) were raised in Muncie, Kansas on a 7 acre farm.

He spoke only Polish when he started elementary school, a handicap at the time eventually influenced him to exceed all expectations! He finished his secondary education at Turner High School. His post secondary education was the school of life and experiences for which he was “top of his class” Joe’s skill as a ham radio operator was obtained during his 4 years of service with the Navy. He was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II, but never saw combat.

Upon returning from the war, Joe found work as a carpenter for Universal Construction Company. During Joe’s carpentry days he met and married Catherine (Katie) Clark. He was married to Katie for 73 years. She preceded him in death in 2022. Also preceding him in death, his son Michael (Renee) in 2020. He is survived by his brother Marion “Spike”, his children, Joe Maderak Jr.(Mary), Karen Bachnick (Alex), Fr. Jim Maderak, Jane Bradbury (Richard), Joanie Meyers (Mike) and John Maderak. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Joe began laying brick shortly after meeting Katie. He decided early on to hang up the trowel.

In 1952 Joe started Maderak Construction Co. which conducted business for more than 60 years. The Maderak sons got their first jobs through this company. Michael became Joe’s premier foreman and assumed the role of president of Maderak Construction Company around 2008, until it’s closure in 2019. Joe was a respected and trusted businessman. He was a board member of the Builders Association of Missouri and AGC. He was instrumental in the formation and implementation of the Kansas City Labor’s Training facility, located on Kaw Dr. in Kansas City Kansas.

Joe was a founding member of Business West in 1985, an independent association serving western Wyandotte County. He was recently honored with a lifetime membership in Business West for outstanding community service. He was a founding member of a Lyons Club in Kansas City, Kansas. He was awarded a lifetime membership for his over 50 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. This faith has been the foundation on which he has built such a successful life!

Visitation will be held from 9-10:30am Thursday, June 20, 2024, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Interment will be held at 9:00am Friday, June 21st at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Joe’s family would like to thank Faith Hospice and the memory care givers at The Piper for overseeing his care. A special thanks to Winnie Bridge for her love and care for both Joe and Katie.

Suggestions for donations in his honor can be made to Lions Club International Foundations. (www.lionsclubs.org), St Patrick’s Catholic Church (stpatrickkck.org).

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

1086 N. 94th, Kansas City, KS 66111

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 20, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Patrick Catholic Church

1086 N. 94th, Kansas City, KS 66111

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Burial

Friday, June 21, 2024

9:00 - 9:30 am (Central time)

Leavenworth National Cemetery

150 Muncie Rd, Leavenworth, KS 66048

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