He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joseph retired from the Chrysler Corporation and Central Hardware.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lee Brunson Lenges.
He is survived by his son, Peter J. Lenges and wife Jewell; grandsons, Timothy and Pete Lenges Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Alexis, Tim Jr., Danielle and Chloe Lenges.
A graveside service will be conducted at on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Evansville.
Harry W. Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.