Joseph Spiegelhoff Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph Spiegelhoff, a beloved figure in the Lake Geneva community and the founder of Spiegelhoff Insurance. Joe Spiegelhoff’s journey began in 1981 when he established Spiegelhoff Insurance in the humble basement of his Wheeler Street residence in Lake Geneva. At that time, he was a determined scratch agent primarily focused on life insurance, all while raising a young family who did their best to keep quiet upstairs as he built his business from the ground up.
Over the years, Joe’s dedication and hard work paid off, and his agency flourished. He transitioned into property and casualty insurance, expanding the scope of services offered by Spiegelhoff Insurance. Joe’s tireless efforts eventually led him to hand over the reins of the business to his two sons, Joshua and Luke Spiegelhoff, in 2014. He was immensely proud that the agency he had nurtured was now being carried forward by the next generation of Spiegelhoffs, and he cherished the time they spent working together.
Throughout his life, Joe Spiegelhoff made significant contributions to the Lake Geneva community. Beyond his role as a long-time insurance agent, he served on the school board for Joint 1 in Lake Geneva, demonstrating his commitment to education and the betterment of the local schools. He was also dedicated to giving back to numerous organizations and charities, leaving a lasting impact on the community he held dear.
Joe’s retirement allowed him to split his time between Fort Myers, Florida, and Lake Geneva, where he continued to enjoy life to the fullest. He cherished the memories made with his sons, evident in the pictures of their shared moments. His passion for antique cars, exemplified by his much-loved Model A, was a testament to his vibrant spirit and love for the finer things in life.
Services to celebrate Joe Spiegelhoff’s life will be held late next week, offering an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to pay their respects and share their memories of this remarkable man. Joe will be greatly missed, not only for his contributions to the insurance industry but also for the indelible mark he left on the Lake Geneva community. His legacy will live on through the continued success of Spiegelhoff Insurance, carried forward by his dedicated sons, Joshua and Luke, and in the hearts of all who knew and admired him.