Obituaries

Obituaries

Joseph Gaggero 1920 - 2005 Effingham

Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph Gaggero, 85, Effingham, was Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial was in St. Ann's Cemetery in Effingham.Mr. Gaggero died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Medicalodge in Atchison.He was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Oakland, Calif., the son of Pete and Julia Padisdi Gaggero.Mr. Gaggero served in the U.S. Army for nine years during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Veterans Administration in Topeka in the maintenance department for 22 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Topeka and the American Legion.He married Helen Eckert in May 1950. She died in November 1991. He married Ethel Eckert in December 1992. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Joseph W., Lawrence, and Timothy, Topeka; a daughter, Linda Gaggero, Topeka; a sister, Mary Santos, Atwater, Calif.; three grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the St. Ann's Church Building Fund, sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison 66002.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.beckerdyer.com">www.beckerdyer.com</a>.