IRONTON — Joseph Charles Lusk, age 70, of Ironton, died on Feb. 13, 2013, at his home. He was born on Feb. 9, 1943, in St. Paul to Norman and Joyce (Vincent) Younghans. Joe was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a former Cuyuna Range Bronco League Baseball Program Coach and a former Cuyuna Range Cub Scout Volunteer. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Crosby. He was Grandpa Joe at the Head Start Program at Cuyuna Regional Elementary School, a volunteer with the Cuyuna Range Heritage Network and a former sales person with Sother’s Studio and Brown Photo Services in Brainerd.
He is survived by two sons, Richard Lusk and Jacob Lusk, both of St. Cloud; two daughters, Tracy (Tom) Shannon, of Rochester, and Tammy Freeburg, of Ironton; three brothers, Dick (Kathy) Lusk, Roger (Debra) Lusk and Bob (Chris) Lusk, all of St. Paul; six sisters, Norma (Bob) Fitzsimons, of St. Paul, Joan Wagner, of Stillwater, Kathy Lusk, of Burnsville, Patty Rodriguez, of St. Paul, Geri Gassler, of Lindstrom, and Mary Coleman, of Booneville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents; stepfather, Roger Lusk Sr.; one sister, Janice Longacker; and one brother, John Lusk.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul. Friends may call on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church.