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Who Was Joe Wurzelbacher? Popularly Known As Joe The Plumber; All You Need To Know

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On August 28, 2023, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, commonly known as “Joe The Plumber”, passed away. He passed away at the age of 49. Wurzelbacher gained national attention during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. Continue reading to know more about Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.

 

Why Was Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher Known As Joe The Plumber

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During a videotaped campaign stop in Ohio by then-Democratic nominee Barack Obama. Joe raised concerns that Obama’s tax policy would increase taxes on small business owners. Since his expression, he was interested in purchasing a small plumbing business. This gave the moniker “Joe the Plumber” by the McCain-Palin campaign.

Joe was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer earlier this year. The news of his passing was shared in a post on X. Further, host Derek Hunter posted, “Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at 49 from pancreatic cancer.” Further added, “He was a good man and an exceptional friend. Please consider helping his widow and young children here.”

He also attached a link to the fundraising platform GiveSendGo. Here, the deceased’s family opened a fundraiser.

 

Who Was Joe The Plumber?

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Wurzelbatcher was born to Frank and Kay Wurzelbacher on December 3, 1973. His mother was a waitress, and his father was a Vietnam War veteran. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force from 1992 to 1996 and worked as a plumber’s assistant.

However, he later became a conservative activist and commentator. He made various news programs and speeches at political events. Later, he became a household name after he was frequently mentioned during the debates between Obama and late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain.

 

Family’s Statement

In the fundraising campaign, Joe’s wife, Katie, wrote, “Joe had been having stomach issues for about 3 months, which eventually became painful. On December 26, he’d had enough pain, and we went to the V.A. emergency room in Ann Arbor.”

She added, “They ran tests and performed scans which showed a mass in the head of his pancreas. The mass restricted one of his biliary ducts, so they classified it as Stage 3 cancer.”

The popularly known name Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher in many households passed away due to ill health. He was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. His family and friends have started a funding campaign. He passed away at 49 after fighting his battle with cancer. What do you think about the topic discussed above? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section above. Stay tuned for further updates.

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