Condolence & Memory Journal

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May peace and comfort surround you during this difficult time.

Posted by Janelle Ballinger - Florence, KY   October 23, 2015


Dear Peg and Family,

Mark and I are so saddened by the news, of Joe's passing. Such a wonderful man. We are proud to say, we had the honor of knowing him. Joe was a very friendly guy, and a perfect gentleman. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Rest In Peace Joe!

Posted by Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH   October 20, 2015

To Peg and family and to Joe's siblings and families, Roger and I send our heartfelt condolences. I pray for the repose of Joe's soul and that God will give all family members and friends the strength to get through this difficult time.

Joe fought a brave fight to overcome his illness. May he now rest in peace.

Ellen & Roger Borchers

Posted by Ellen & Roger Borchers - franklin, TN - Cousin   October 19, 2015

I've met many people in my career. There are a few that really stand out as extraordinary people who's relationship goes beyond the normal working relationship. Joe's openness quickly took us to one of those relationships.
I am honored to have known Joe. I wish I'd known him better. I remember when he came to my office and told me about his cancer and his determination to be the guy who beat it. And he did beat it in so many ways!
He spoke lovingly of his family, especially is wife Peg. He was one of the most genuine people I've ever met. His priorities were in order. The world was better for his being here. He touched a lot of people with his legacy.

Posted by Jerry - Pleasant Hill, OH - Friend and co-worker   October 19, 2015

I'm a better man, husband, and father for having Joe in my life. Rest in peace "JoJo". We love you.

Posted by Andy Lee - Dublin, OH - Son In Law   October 19, 2015

Joe Eilerman and The Mission of Body and Blood (MBB) rescued our mission to Tanzania in 2012. St. John's Lutheran Church was returning to Northern Tanzania to continue it's mission with the Lutheran Diocese. Five weeks before departure we learned that the missionairies broke relations with the Lutheran Diocese! We had 21 volunteers with visas, immunizations and travel arrangements. Months earlier we had shipped a container holding X-ray equipment and a CAT generator. I remembered that Midmark had missions in Tanzania so I contacted them who introduced me to Joe. We changed our mission from Northern Tanzania to the center of the country where Joe was working. The Precious Blood in Itigi were ecstatic to receive the digital X-ray equipment. Their outpost dispensary in the village of Malongwe now have electricity for the first time provided by the CAT generator. The Precious Blood in Tanzania were not financially prepared to house and feed our 21 volunteers. Joe came to the rescue and provided $14,000! All of this happened because God decided to bring Joe into our lives. He truly was a great man and a role model Christian. Without a doubt my friend Joe is in heaven.

Posted by Michael Doseck - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend and fellow missionary to   October 19, 2015

What a great guy! Quick witted and always had a smile on his face. Great husband, father and grandfather and he will be missed. Joe's heart for "the least of these", I know makes God smile.

My deepest sympathies to Peg, and his entire family.

Posted by Sue Gibboney - Troy, OH - Friend   October 19, 2015

I will forever be a better person for knowing Joe. In the time that I worked with him I learned so much about how to be a better friend, a better Christian, and a better person, simply by observing Joe be the person he was. God placed him in our lives for a reason and all who knew Joe were blessed by God through him.

Posted by Ron - Versailles, OH - Friend and coworker   October 18, 2015

The mischievousness and prankster from Joe was only superseded by his love and caring for his fellow brethren. Joe's ability to look around and see a need or someone in need and jump in to help set a benchmark all can learn from. His love of God was demonstrated by caring for others. Fighting the fight was another example of his dedication and desire to be with his family who he prized.

Posted by Dwayne - Naples, FL - Friend   October 18, 2015

What an inspiration you were to all around you. You fought an unbelievable battle and showed all of us how strong a person can be.
Peg, Kim, Andy and families you all have our deepest sympathy. You ALL did an outstanding job supporting your husband and dad. Bob & Diana

Posted by Bob & Diana Wyen - McCartyville, OH - Friend & Coworker   October 18, 2015


God picked such a beautiful Sunny, Crisp and cool Fall morning to take one of his servants home. aka Boss's day. We will miss you Joe Eilerman, but your legacy will live on. RIP or better yet, CELEBRATE, you won the race!

Posted by Barb Schwarz - OH   October 17, 2015

I started to take in used bikes for M.B.B to help Joe out with the poor /but I will be PRAYING for JOE an this FAMILY GOD BLESS EILERMAN FAMILY

Posted by Rick Voisard - Versailles, OH - Friend   October 17, 2015


Joe was such a good-hearted and giving man. You must be so proud of him. Will treasure the memories of working with him and for trips to and from work! Miss him terribly.

Posted by Maggie - New Bremen, OH - Friend and co-worker   October 16, 2015