Joseph J. Falter


Aurora, Colo. - Joseph J. Falter, of Aurora, Colo., passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at his residence in Parker, Colo. He was born September 15, 1929, in Delphos, Ohio, to the late John B. and Ida (née Hempfling) Falter.
Joseph married Annette (née Boucher) Falter on May 25, 1960, who preceded him in death on May 24, 2018. He is survived by his 3 daughters and 1 son, (Scott) and Melissa Bacon of Milford, Ohio, Melinda Falter of Hamilton, Ohio, (Gary) and Victoria Dieringer of Aurora, Colo., and Michael and (Kimberly) Falter of Spring Hill, Fla. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and (Ruth) Falter of Columbia, S.C.; 3 sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Rahrig of West Palm Beach, Fla., Dorothy Sterling of Findlay, Ohio, and Vera and (Barry) Stokes of Barefoot Bay, Fla. He had 3 siblings who preceded him in death: 2 brothers, Richard J. Falter of Troy, Ohio, and Fr. John Falter, C.P.P.S. of Carthagena, Ohio; and 1 sister, Mary T. Grewe of Crystal Lake, Ill.
Joseph graduated from St. John's High School in Delphos and served in the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany, during the Korean Conflict. He was an alumnus of Northwestern University and Miami University (Ohio) with a master's in journalism. In 1957, he founded the St. John Valley Times newspaper with Emile Genest in Madawaska, Maine, where he served as publisher until 1971, when he sold the paper to his brother-in-law, Forrest Rahrig. He relocated with his family that year to Lebanon, Ohio, becoming editor of The Western Star weekly newspaper until his retirement in 1994. During retirement, Joseph published several newsletters for organizations around the Lebanon area. Joseph relocated to Aurora, Colo., with Annette in 2009 to help raise his grandchildren, Rowan, Ethan, and Mia. He will be immensely missed by all who knew him. Joseph at his passing was 89 years old and is interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery near Denver, Colo.
Published on May 15, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Joseph
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on August 13, 2019.

Select an emblem

4 posts

Kathy Pressnell
Jun 03, 2019
My Uncle Joe was my godfather. I remember as a child that he promised to bring me an elephant when he came back from some trip!! My mom, his sister Dot, told me years later that I so believed I would get that elephant!! Ahhhh.... life through the eyes of a child!! While I remember how Uncle Joe had a quick whit and great sense of humor, albeit a little dry and sarcastic, he also had a great heart. Now I am sure his wife, my Aunt Annette, picked out any gifts for me, but he was the one who gave them to me. I still have them! My favorite is a beaded clutch that I used for prom, and use for very dress up occasions. Thank you Uncle Joe and Aunt Annette for being a part of my life!
May 20, 2019
Please accept my condolences, at this time surrounding Joe's passing . If you remember me, " Missy", " Mindy", and " Kiki ", I lived on the corner of North 18th Ave., and Maple Street, the corner of such being your residence. Again, I extend to you all my sincere condolences, and for Annette as well.
Scott Chamberland
May 15, 2019
Rest in Peace
May 15, 2019