Joseph C. "Joe" Racine, 87, of Waterloo, IL, died July 11, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. He was born July 25, 1933, in West Frankfort, IL.
He is survived by his wife Mary L. (nee Wittenborn) Racine; sons Glenn A. (Nancy) Racine, John Kyle (Janis) Racine, Sean Racine; grandchildren Lauren (Mike) Dixon, Emily (John) Audrain, Ashley (Cole) Ruiz; great grandchildren Kane Dixon, Camryn Ruiz, John Joseph Audrain, Lillianna Audrain; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his son Timothy Joseph Racine; parents Joe & Esther (nee Strickland) Racine; step mother Mary Racine; sisters & brother Oneta Macieiski, Mary Marie Payne, and Harry Racine.
Joe was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, Chester American Legion, retired US Air Force Major, Commemorative Air Force (CAF), and a retired Intercontinental Captain for American Airlines.
As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Family Hospice, IL Patriot Guard, FLAG, American Legion - Chester, IL, or Donor's Choice
5 PM to 8 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:30 AM Saturday at Quernheim Funeral Home
10 AM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Rev. Sebastian Ukoh, C.M. officiating
Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chester, IL