Joseph Stukerjurgen

Joseph Bernard Stukerjurgen, 68, of Salem, Iowa, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2023 at his home.

He was born on April 27, 1955 , the son of Omer M. and Agnes Catherine (Kruse) Stukerjurgen.

Survivors include his mother Agnes; six sisters: Jane Nelson of Salem, Rita Pollmeier of Mount Pleasant, Rose Reitz of Wayland, Teresa Hymes of Salem, Mary Schnicker of Wayland, and Monica Szalma of Salem; three brothers: Jim Stukerjurgen of New London, Ben Stukerjurgen of St. Paul, and John Stukerjurgen of Salem. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother – in law Jeff Szalma, nephew Louis Pollmeier, and great nephew Jacob Pollmeier.

Joe was a member of St. James the Less Catholic Church. He enjoyed bailing hay and collecting old machinery.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2023 at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul, where the family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A Parish Rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2023 at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.

Burial will be at St. James Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his memory to Houghton Fire & Rescue.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at