THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joan R. Woelfel
Issue Date: July 31, 2019
Joan R. (Rademacher) Woelfel, 85 of Suring, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, five days short of her birthday.
Born July 29, 1933, to the late Joseph and Rose Rademacher in Milwaukee, she married George Woelfel on Aug. 28, 1954 and they moved to his family farm on Woelfel Road in New Berlin in 1960. She was a co-owner of G&W Patterns of Muskego with her husband and they founded the business in 1973, working together until retiring in 2004 to Anderson Lake in Suring.
They enjoyed the simple things in life and she liked an old fashioned, a Friday night fish fry, Saturday night Mass, an occasional trip to the casino and time with friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, George; a daughter, Karen (Randy) Cooper and a son, Kenneth (Kim) Woelfel, both of New Berlin and Mountain; a brother, Don Rademacher and nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Sister Mary Elizabeth, Joe, Walter, Adeline, Margaret, Alberta and Jerry.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 31 at St. Michael's Catholic Church Chapel at Chute Pond in Mountain from 10 a.m. until time of a Prayer Vigil at 11:30 a.m., with Fr. Robert Ni Ni officiating. Visitation will continue on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Holy Apostles Catholic Parish, 16000 W National Avenue, New Berlin from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., with Fr. Don Thimm officiating. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.