Josef Nicholas Zumsteina longtime service professional at Chicago's Mid-America Club, formerly of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhoodpassed away peacefully at his home at Liberty Court Assisted Living in Dixon, Illinois. He was 82.
Born and raised in Lungern, Obwalden, Switzerland, Josef was a bakers' apprentice before being trained in the food service industry. He worked as a restaurant waiter in Geneva, London and Rio de Janeiro before coming to Chicago in 1968.
He was preceded in death by partner of 33 years, Paul A. Moebius. He is survived by siblings Walter, Antoinette ( "Toni" ) and Robi Zumstein; and goddaughter of Cacilia, all of Switzerland; as well as devoted friend Kevin Considine, of Chicago and Dixon.
Josef was also preceded in death by siblings Marily and Albert Zumstein and parents Josef and Serafina ( nee Amschwand ) Zumstein.
Interment of cremated remains will take place Thursday, July 23, 10:30 a.m., Rosehill Cemetery, mausoleum terrace.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer's Association. Please scroll down to "memorials" and click "enter website" to donate.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or Cremation-society.com .