Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Joan M. Jones
October 9, 1928 - December 18, 2017 (Age 89)
Watertown, WI
Service: December 22, 2017
Joan M. Jones
Joan M. Jones, age 89, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Watertown Regional Medical Center.
Joan Mae Shekey was born on October 9, 1928 in Johnson Creek, the daughter of Gilbert Joseph and Minnie (nee Siegmann) Shekey. She graduated from Johnson Creek High School in 1946 followed by the Milwaukee Business Institute in 1947. She was united in marriage to WM Fetherston on August 21, 1947 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek. She was then united in marriage to Leroy Jones on November 27, 1971 at Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown. Leroy preceded her in death on November 30, 1997.
She was Johnson Creek village treasurer from 1968-1969 and Chairman of the American Cancer Society of Johnson Creek for many years. Joan served as Treasurer of Christ United Methodist Church from 1974-1978, secretary of Watertown Hospital Auxiliary Board in 1992 and was a volunteer there from 1991-2015. She was on the steering committee for a new AARP4745 in 1991 and served as treasurer in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 2000, served on the board in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2003 and served as President in 2004. Joan also was a secretary and treasurer for the Watertown Shipping Association from 1973-1998. She was a member of the Johnson Creek Historical Society, serving as a board member from 2000-2004. She was also on the board of the Johnson Creek Education Foundation from 2002-2005. She worked at the Johnson Creek Co-op from 1947-1990 and AH Equity from 1960-1971.
She loved her family and loved to travel. Joan enjoyed going bowling and to the movies as well as spending time in Northern Wisconsin. She bowled in the Ladies Friendly League for many years. She loved the Gaither Gospel Group.
Joan is survived by her son, John (Sally) Fetherston of Jefferson; grandchildren, Greg (Heather) Fetherston, Kim (Nate) Meidl, Amy Fetherston and Anna (Nate) Beck; great-grandchildren, Parker, Peyton, Ella, Aria, Reese, Gavin, Kael and William; step-children, Nancy (Dan) Gildner of Boulder City, NV, Neale (Ruth) Jones of Watertown and Stanley (Sherry) Jones of Watertown; step-grandchildren, Kristy Lee Gildner, Heather (Tim Kapelanski) Jones, Carrie Jones, Maggie (James) Stansfield, Aaron (Jill) Jones and Jason (Michelle) Jones as well as step-great-grandchildren, Cora, Erin, Emma, Lauren, Kaitlin, Amelia, Parker, Dallas, Eleanor and Phillip. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ione (Roy) Winkelman; first husband, WM Fetherston, second husband, Roy Jones; step-great-granddaughter, Morgan Leigh Jones as well as a brother in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Todd Iverson officiating. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Johnson Creek. Family and friends may gather from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be directed to ICA, P.O. Box 17522, Baltimore MD, 21298, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown, Johnson Creek Historical Society, P.O. Box 113, Johnson Creek WI, 53038, Marquardt Hospice or to the charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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