THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
JoAnne L. Faulkner
Issue Date: June 10, 2020
JoAnne L. Faulkner, 85, of Punta Gorda, FL, passed away Saturday, May 30 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area in Marinette, WI.
JoAnne was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Her parents are the late Raymond and Mertyl Braun. She attended Riverside High School and worked at AC Spark Plug until attending Cosmetology School. After getting a cosmetology license, she worked at various hair salons until establishing the Hair Hut which she owned and operated until her retirement. She married Richard "Doc" Faulkner in 1980 and she helped him raise his four children in New Berlin, Wi.
After retiring, Doc and JoAnne wintered in Punta Gorda, FL and spent summers at their home on Big Crawling Stone Lake outside of Lac Du Flambeau, WI. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and spending time with friends in the Emerald Lake Community in Florida. She was always up for a chat with neighbors while walking her dog.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Mooney of Manitowoc, WI; a son, David (Mary) Tarmann of Crivitz, WI; three step-daughters, Ann Faulkner of Silverthorne, CO and Julie and Patricia Faulkner of Milwaukee, WI; one sister, Susan Long; two brothers-in-law, James and Arthur (Loretta) Faulkner; two sisters-in-law, Susan (Richard) Hjort and Kathy (Matt) Feshbach and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; a step-son, Todd and brothers-in-law, Tony Long and Pete Faulkner.
Per her wishes, a private family service will be held later this summer at Lac Du Flambeau, WI.
The family would like to say thank you to Dr. Shahran and ICU nurses Sara and Carla of Aurora Medical Center and Katherine of Unity Hospice, who provided tender care, kindness and empathy to us and JoAnne during the end of her life. We would also like to give a special thank you to brother-in-law Jim who was always there to lend a hand after Doc died and Lynne Wilford for running errands and checking in on JoAnne over the years. We are so grateful for all you did for our Mother.