Joseph Corso III Obituary

Joseph James Corso III
Joe Corso
Joseph James Corso III

February 12, 1919 - April 19, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Joseph James Corso, III, entered his eternal life on April 19, 2010 at Bishop Drumm Care Center where he had lived since 2002. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1627 Grand Ave., West Des Moines, Iowa with burial following in Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Sacred Heart Parish Center with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.

Joe was born in Des Moines and was a lifelong resident. He was the owner and operator of Corso's Pizza from 1952-1999. During the Great Depression, Joe served as a Cadet Sgt. in the Civil Military Training Corps. He was a decorated veteran of the US Army serving our country during WWII in the 13th Armored Black Cat Division. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Iowa License and Beverage Association, National Restaurant Association, National License and Beverage Association, Beverdale VFW Post #9127, 13th Armored Division Association and American Legion Post #620.

Joe enjoyed gardening, gambling, and wrestling. In the 1930's, he attended the University of Iowa and played on the basketball team.

He will be missed by his sons, Michael (Barbara) Corso of Kansas City, MO and Joseph Corso of Houston, TX; grandson, Joseph A. 'Anthony' Corso of Houston; sisters, Anne E. Corso and Lena Slaughter both of St. Petersburg, FL and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazell in 2002, son, Emery Joseph 'Sonny' Corso, granddaughter, Amanda K. Corso and his parents, Joseph & Lena Corso.

Donations in his name will be used according to the wishes of the family for a memorial to be named at a later date. The family is so grateful to Bishop Drumm for the loving care and concern that they showed to Joe during his years there.





Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Thursday, April 22, 2010
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, April 22, 2010