Joseph S. Talbot, 78, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment service with military honors will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - 750 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246.

Joseph S. Talbot, 78, of rural Geneseo, died Monday, April 30, 2018, at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment service with military honors will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - 750 Hawkins Dr., Iowa City, IA 52246.

Joe was born Feb. 28, 1940, the son of Joseph B. and Helen Louise (Wickblom) Talbot, and was raised in Cambridge. He was the husband of Roseanna (Carter) Talbot. They shared 47 years of marriage together.

Joe was a graduate of Cambridge High School and received a bachelor of art’s from Columbia College, in Chicago. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe worked as a news editor at American Broadcasting Company, in Chicago, for 38 years.

He loved fishing trips with his family and hunting for morel mushrooms. Joe was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed showing off his 1938 Buick at car shows with his son. He was a skilled gardener and wonderful cook. Joe and an extraordinary work ethic and loved to tell stories.

Joe is survived by his wife, Roseanna; son, John Talbot; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Umair Ahmed; and three grandchildren, Jameel, Alayna and Lyla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen; and a brother, John E. Talbot.