In loving memory of

Joe Hernandez, Jr.
August 25, 1953 - October 30, 2022

Joe Hernandez, Jr., 69 of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Bellevue, NE. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with Pastor Nancy Ross-Hullinger officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (7909 Mormon Bridge Road) in Omaha, NE. Visitation at the funeral home in Glenwood will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Joe and his family.

Memorials: Family will direct memorials

Joe Hernandez, Jr, 69 of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 in Bellevue, NE.

Joe was born on August 25, 1953 in Denver, CO, the son of Anastacia Polly (Castro) and Joseph Angel "Joe" Hernandez, Sr. He worked as a laborer at Outlook Nebraska.

Joe and Kristine June Louise (Grosse) Hernandez, Jr. were united in marriage on June 6, 1987 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs.

Joe loved to play the drums, listen to music, and tell jokes. He was an avid Nebraska Huskers fan. Joe loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend to all who knew and loved him.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Amanda Hernandez; and sister Theresa Hernandez.
Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kristine Hernandez of Council Bluffs and their children, Nicole Thomsen (Eric) of Council Bluffs, Jordan Hernandez (Ryan Jenkins) of Council Bluffs, and Nathan Hernandez of Council Bluffs; his daughter Krystle Chesbrough of Louisiana; grandchildren, Eliza, Camryn, Georgia, Izabella, Emmet, and Quinn; brothers, Rick Hernandez of Omaha, and Tony Hernandez (Stephanie) of St. Petersburg, FL; other relatives and a host of friends.


Jordan wrote on Nov 5, 2022:

"I love you Dad! "

Debra Grosse, Pertry’s and Wright Family wrote on Nov 2, 2022:

"We are shocked and devastated by the sad news. Uncle Joe, you never held a grudge toward anyone. You saw the good in everyone. You were an extremely hard worker, demonstrated by your dedication. You were a great provider towards your family, demonstrated by your devotion. You will truly be missed. Go in peace. Debra, Grandpa Grosse, Petry?s, and Wright?s "

Janine Erisman wrote on Nov 1, 2022:

"May you find peace soon"

Eric Stueckrath wrote on Nov 1, 2022:

"We will miss you Joe! Your memory of being a dedicated co-worker and contributor to the success of our mission will not be forgotten!"

Renee Slauter wrote on Nov 1, 2022:

"Our prayers and thoughts go out to Joe?s family. So many memories, so many fun times. His smile, kind heart and his music. William & Renee Slauter "