Joseph W. Fudurich, age 92, passed away November 30, 2011 in Surprise, Az. He was born December 17, 1918 in East Chicago, Indiana to Paul & Helen Fudurich. He was raised and attended schools there and later enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 serving in the 3rd armored divison known as the "Spearhead" division for their part in being the first to attack Germany from Normandy. He was also a recipient of the Purple Heart. Following his military service he returned home to Wisconsin where he met and married Pauline Toms Fudurich in 1952. They were married for 35 years. He worked as a foreman with Marathon Mill Works for 35 years. During this time they lived on a farm and he enjoyed hunting and fishing with family. He moved to Arizona in 1971 settling in Wickenburg. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and also worked for the Wickenburg School District from 1972 to 1982 when he retired. Joseph being a carpenter by trade enjoyed woodworking and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by children: Bill Fudurich of Cottonwood, Larry (Dortha) Fudurich of Glendale, Theresa (Al) Lennert of Congress, Pamala (Richard) Faucher of Kingman, Az, Glenda (Quenitn) Trowbridge of Missouri, and Step-daughters: Donna Askins of Roswell, NM, Dianne (Dean) LaCoursiere of Illinois. Brother Matt (Christine) Fudurich of Wisconsin and sisters, Helen Chruscicky of Lake Bluff, IL, Ann Carnathan of Wisconsin. 24 Grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Victor Fudurich, Step-daughter, Kathryn Stanley and brothers George, Peter, and John as well as a sisters, Mary Fudurich and Katie Lashbrook. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9th at 1:00 PM at Wickenburg Funeral Home with interment and military honors to follow in the Wickenburg Municipal Cemetery.