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Joseph M. Stephens, 53

Joseph Mark Stephens, 53, of New Richmond, Wis.. died peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Deerfield Gables.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1961, in New Richmond to Thomas and Margaret (Moore) Stephens.

Joe was a Packers fan and was known around town for his friendliness and big heart.

Joseph is survived by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Stephens; siblings, Thomas (Chery) Stephens, Ted (Gretchen) Stephens, Diane (Joe) Jamieson, and Dave (Karen) Stephens; several nieces, nephews and special friend, Michelle.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Stephens; grandparents, John and Anna Stephens, and Irvin and Mary Moore; and infant nephews, Troy, Jacob and Elijah.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Richmond. Visitation 5-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home in New Richmond, and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment: Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Richmond.