Joseph Russo-Tiesse, Sr.

Heaven gained an angel on November 3, 2017, when Joseph Russo-Tiesse, Sr. of Violet, LA, born April 28, 1931, went home to be with Jesus, after battling diabetes and Alzheimer’s for many years. Joe was a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Russo-Tiesse, his parents, Leon and Una Russo-Tiesse, grandfather, William Bichetto, and sister, Antonina Russo-Tiesse Long.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Susan Kelly and her husband, Michael; Joseph Russo-Tiesse, Jr. and his wife, Jo Jo; Becky Huettmann, and Mary Anne Schlosser; sons-in-law, Larry Finnan and Dean Huettmann; sister, Rosalie McDowell, sister-in-law, Patricia Milliman and her husband, Richard; grandchildren, Jamie Lagattuta and her husband, Travis; Kasie Couture and her husband, Patrick; Ashli Rhodes and her husband, Justin; Roy Schlosser, Aaron Huettmann, and Holly Huettmann; great-grandchildren, Baylei Couture, Johnathan Lagattuta, Mason Lagattuta, Adalyn Rhodes, Anistyn Rhodes, Charlotte Rhodes, Jayden Schlosser, Hayden Koch, Hannah Koch and Hadley Koch; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

All that knew Joe loved his wonderful humor and his spunk. Gone but not forgotten and always in our hearts. A celebration of Joe’s life was held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Bride Adorned Church, 1000 Caruso Blvd., Slidell, Louisiana that began at 4:30 p.m. with a memorial service held at 5:30 p.m.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23