Joanne was born on August 14, 1975 to Timothy and Cindy (Flatoff) Birling in Menasha. She was united in marriage to Brad Elsholtz on October 29, 2005 in Fremont. Joanne was a talented decorator and loved gardening, the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Cubs, her dogs and watching her son play baseball and football. She was employed at Great Northern Corporation for the past 17 years.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Brad; children, Brett Birling and Jordan Elsholtz; parents, Timothy and Cindy Birling, Fremont; mother and father-in-law, Robert and Marie Elsholtz, New London; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian (Patty) Elsholtz, Barry Elsholtz (special friend Alan Gauger), Ben (Becky) Elsholtz, Becky (Mark) Aus and Brooke (Alan) Herzfeldt; paternal grandmother, Joyce Birling; aunts and uncles, Rod (Debbie) Birling, Steve (Sara) Myhill, Jenny (Daren) Uteck and Scott Birling. Joanne is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She had many close friends, especially Tami Crain. Joanne was preceded in death by her brother Jimmy.
A funeral service for Joanne will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London. Fr. Kleinschmidt will be officiating. Visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in Most Precious Blood Catholic Cemetery. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com