Funeral Services for Joan will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:30AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Mark Gartner and Rev. Anthony Schultz officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 10:30AM until the time of the service. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Memorials would be appreciated to the church.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Joan Ellen Zickert was born on January 14, 1935, the daughter of Waldo and Doris (Thompson) Zickert in Watertown. She married Robbin L. Kusel on April 7, 1956 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2001. Joan was a graduate of Watertown High School and was employed at A&P Grocery Store, Riverview Grocery Store, Montgomery Wards, Kohls, and at Riverside Middle School in the cafeteria.
She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. Joan volunteered at the Watertown Senior Center, and for Meals on Wheels. She was instrumental in starting the St. Luke’s Chapter of the Lutheran Girl Pioneers. Joan loved spending time with her children and grandchildren especially at regular family barbeques. She enjoyed hot summer days, playing cards, and gardening.
Joan is survived by her two daughters: Wendy (James) Lichtenberg of Helenville, Linda (Cory) Ewert, a son Paul (Renee) Kusel both of Watertown; four grandchildren, Melissa (Nate) Parks, Jordan Ewert both of Watertown, Sarah Lichtenberg of Oceanside, CA, Megan Lichtenberg of Milwaukee, five step-grandchildren, one great-grandson Drake Parks, a brother George (Joann) Zickert of Minocqua, a sister Ellen (Wayne) Dollase of Pacific Palisades, CA, younger brother Steven (Donna) Zickert of Minocqua, and other relatives and friends.
She was further preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage Homes and Rainbow Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Joan.