Joseph Csonka

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Joseph Csonka, age 64, of Sullivan, MO, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Meramec Nursing Center in Sullivan.

Joseph was born January 28, 1956 in Koszeg, Hungary, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Bata) Csonka. He grew up and attended school in St. Louis and went to work as a young man. Among some of his first jobs included being a Gas Station Attendant and Dry Cleaning. For many years, Joseph worked in St. Louis as a Custodian for several local restaurants. He loved his job with Metro Sweep most of all. He spent most of his life living in Fenton and Sullivan. Joseph had many dogs through the years and he loved each of them. He also loved watching westerns and collecting swords and Indian artifacts. Joseph will be missed by his family and friends.

Joseph is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Csonka Hall of Sullivan; two sisters, Elizabeth Sederes of Sullivan and Eva Firehammer and husband, Lou, of St. Clair, MO; cousins: John Bata of Arnold, MO, Julia Gardener of Cedar Hill, MO, and Leslie Bata of Cedar Hill, MO; nieces & nephews:  Richard Heisler and wife, Doree, of Troy, MO, Elizabeth Heisler-Hoffmann of Festus, MO, Amy Sederes of Sullivan, Johnathan Briscoe and fiancée, Danielle Wright, of St. Clair, MO, and Christina Hawks and husband, Ronnie, of St. Clair, MO; and numerous great nieces & nephews and other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Csonka; stepfather, John Hall; and one brother-in-law, Robert Sederes. 

Funeral Services were 12 Noon, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, officiated by Pastor Donna Schofield-Dolle. Interment followed in I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan. 

Visitation was held 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursday, prior to the funeral service at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions will be given to a charity of the family’s choice. 

Friends may send online condolences to Joseph’s family at

All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, MO.  

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