Joseph Wayne Custer, Sr.

February 29, 1944 - May 4, 2017

02/29/1944 - 05/04/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Monday May 08, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Monday May 08, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday May 09, 2017
Parkview Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Tuesday May 09, 2017
10:30 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Joseph Wayne Custer, Sr., 73, of Wheeling, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born February 29, 1944 in Wheeling, a son of the late Alfred and Rita Tippmann Custer.
Joe was an employee of Wheeling Downs, a member of the Knights of Columbus #504, the Cathedral of St. Joseph and was a Navy veteran.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by five brothers; Eugene, George, John, Joseph and Glen and a sister, Claire Marlene Straley.
Joe is survived by his wife, Catherine Gilligan Custer, their 3 children; Joseph W.Custer II, of Wheeling, George Patrick (Randi) Custer of Grove City, OH, Victoria Marie (Joseph) Long of Toronto, OH, four sisters; Donna Schiffer, of OH, Mary Ann (Michael) Quinn, of OH, Rosemary (Emery) Surwoski, of OH, Catherine Stahl, of WV, four brothers; Daniel Custer, of CA, Ted (Ginger) Custer, of TX, Fred (Christine) Custer, of SC, Terry Custer, of OH, five grandchildren; Seth, Michael, Ryan, Hannah and Alyson and a great grandchild, Asa.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:30am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Parkview Memorial Gardens, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cathedral of St. Joseph or the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.

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JoAn Dumas Columbus OH
7 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Joe but happy for his final reward.

Charles Kalo
7 years ago

Joe Custer Family: Very Sorry To Hear Passing Of Joe RIP

Jacqueline Leary Potter
7 years ago

So sorry about Joe he will be greatly missed. Condolences to you all.

Mary Theresa & Jim Charters
7 years ago

Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. The Custer family is in our prayers.

Tom and Terry Coffey
7 years ago

We are very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I am one of Joe’s cousins from South Carolina. Joe was a good person< and a fun loving guy. Every time I saw him he was always smiling, and always willing to help you. My wife and I will not be able to attend Joe's funeral due to a medical appointment that I have to keep. We will send a contribution to one of his selected memorials.

Tom and Terry Coffey

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph W. Custer, Sr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Joseph Wayne Custer, Sr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †