Joan was born in Iola on December 9, 1960, the daughter of the late Loren and Dorothy (Cunningham) Wilson. Joan worked for many years for Jim Klismet at the Three Squares Restaurant where she enjoyed cooking. She loved thrift store shopping and spending money on her many grandchildren whom she adored and had a special name for each one. Joan was known to her children as little Miss Dangerous and to classmates as Little Willy. She had a passion to always help people down on hard times.
Joan is survived by her children: Walter (Carey) Tankersley III, Patrick Tankersley, Darick (Lora) Tankersley, Dale Tankersley and Natasha Leopold; her brothers, Rusty Wilson and Brian Wilson; her sisters, Loretta (Jim) Jackson and Brenda Reinkie-Wilson and her grandchildren: Alyssa, Owen, Tora, Terry, Ty, Talan, Peyton, Connor, Madisson, Camden, Elija, Nevaeh, Maesin, Mariah and Nicky. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael.
A Visitation for Joan will be on Friday evening August 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca. Memorials are greatly appreciated to the family.