Joe D. Scalzo

September 15, 1963 - October 28, 2020

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Saturday, November 14, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mongo United Methodist Church


Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM
Mongo United Methodist Church


Joe D. Scalzo, 57, of Angola died Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born September 15, 1963, in LaGrange to Frances “Bud” and Dixie (Strater) Scalzo.

He had worked at JAG Mobile Solutions in Howe. Prior to that, he worked at Morgan Olson in Sturgis for 26 years.

Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved being a father and dearly loved his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Terri Lynn (Miller) Scalzo of Angola; two daughters, Stacey (Jason) Adkins of Elkhart and Shelby (Devon) Kemper of Mongo; two sons, Timothy Joe (Nichole) Scalzo of Mongo and Steven (Katie) Kemper of Hamilton; nine grandchildren, Landen Scalzo, DJ Adkins, Tucker Scalzo, Thea Kemper, Henry Kemper, Kaydence Brown, Destiny Adkins, Gage Adkins, and Serenity Adkins; his father, Bud Scalzo of Spooner, Wisconsin; two sisters, Debbie Scalzo of Wisconsin and Tammy Scalzo of Mongo; and a brother, Dwayne “Buck” (Dana) Scalzo of Mongo.

He was preceded in death by his mother; a brother, Tony Scalzo; and his stepmother, Marilyn Scalzo.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Mongo United Methodist Church, 325 IN-3, Mongo with Pastor Jim Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in the Mongo Cemetery.

An open house celebrating Joe’s life will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the church following the committal service.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Riley Hospital for Children.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Denver Preston
November 7th, 2020 4:24am
Kendallville, IN

So sorry for your loss. Joe and I grew up together in Mongo. Joe and I were born 5 days apart at the LaGrange Hospital. We spent a lot of time together riding our bikes and riding our bikes. I have my own very fond memories of Joe. I remember times that Joe made me laugh so hard that my gut hurt. Hearing how much his family loved him makes me wish that our friendship had remained strong since our childhood. May God bless and comfort you all.

Stacey Adkins
November 2nd, 2020 2:53am

Missing you Dad! Wishing you could "tell me it aint so! " Just one more time! I love you with all that I am! Thank you for being the bestest dad a girl could ever want!

Jerry and Judy Hall
November 1st, 2020 3:06pm
Mongo Indiana

so sorry to hear of this, he will be missed by all, especially his wife kids and grandchildren May he rest in peace so sorry of the loss of Joe, he will be missed by every one

Cheryl Morr
November 1st, 2020 5:51am
6465 S 1140 E Hudson in 46747

I’m so sorry for the loss of Joe he will be missed. God bless you all. It’s been two years for me the loss of Duck. Just will hang on to the good times and the great memories. God bless you all..

Regina Villela
October 30th, 2020 12:10pm
Elkhart, In 46516

May the comfort of the Holy Spirit comfort you...may the love of Jesus Christ invade you and may the God of all peace establish you. Praying for you...sending our love and continual prayers. So deeply sorry for your loss.

Stacey Adkins
October 30th, 2020 5:13am

Love you with my whole heart and will be missing you until the day I get to see you again. Thank you for loving me UNCONDITIONALLY Dad. I'm going to continue making you proud and will raise DJ to the best of my ability to be the amazing young man we know he will be and someday a great husband father and grandfather.. One like you, Dad. Learned from the best. I have done well so far I do believe. Help guide me in the direction u need me to go. I'll never stop watching for the signs you give me. You were an amazing Dad and I'm thankful for all the love we had that carried us through life's toughest times. Keep reminding me of that love, ok.? It gives me the strength to push farther and fight harder than ever before. Best guardian angel one could ask for, Bob. We are blessed with the best! XOXO your little girl