Joan was born on November 30, 1943, to the late Elmer and Erma (Klein) McKeever, in New London. Joan was united in marriage to Tony Griesbach on November 6, 1965 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville. She worked at the canning factory in Hortonville for many years. Joan was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and also Ss. Peter & Paul Church, where she served with the Christian Mothers. Joan enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her daughters, Gail Puls, Penny Griesbach (Marc) and Jen Griesbach (Dale); grandchildren, Cierra Puls, McKenna Puls, Gracie Walsvik, Sam Walsvik and Trayek Blink; siblings, Jerry McKeever (Marilee) and Pat Verhoven; and special friends, Marsha Griesbach and Joann Meyer. Joan is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony; and siblings, Jim, Bill and Rosie.
A Mass of Christian burial for Joan will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville on Monday, November 14, 2016. Fr. Msgr. James Feely and Parish Director Greg Layton will be officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service directly at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. The Borchardt-Moder Funeral Home is serving the family.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Kindred Hearts of Greenville for the amazing care.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”