Joseph T. Shickles, age 60 of Janesville died peacefully on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in his home surrounded by loving family.The guidance and support of Agrace Hospice was invaluable. He was born on July 10, 1958 in St. Louis, MO, the first son of Joseph and Barbara Shickles. On June 17, 1996, he married Carol D. Swanson. Joseph worked in various trades as an ironworker, steeplejack, carpenter and stonemason. He had an indomitable spirit for creative invention and built his own hydroplane, rebuilt a wooden boat from tinder and a 1979 Harley shovelhead from scrap parts. Joe was a patriot who loved his country and the Constitution. Joe's passion for freedom and truth, love of family, fun, and hard work will live on in the hearts and minds of those he's touched. He will be deeply missed.
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He is survived by his wife, Carol Swanson and his two daughters, Amanda Shickles and Emily Shickles, all of Janesville, WI.
Following Joe’s wishes, no services will be held.