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Joan C. Keitel

Dec 01, 1935 - Jan 19, 2020


Joan C. Keitel, age 84, of Sheboygan passed away early Sunday morning, January 19, 2020. She was born December 1, 1935 the daughter of the late William and Sadie (Kablitz) Mueller. Joan attended Sheboygan Schools and was a graduate of Central High School. On June 29, 1957 she was united in marriage to Jack Keitel at St. Paul Lutheran Lutheran Church in Sheboygan; he preceded her in death November 17, 2019. Joan was employed as a demo lady for 30 years and by various local grocery stores, retiring in 1999. Joan was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls and was a charter member of the Shoreline Women’s Club. In June 2007, Joan and Jack celebrated their 50th anniversary with family. Later, they enjoyed an Alaskan Land and Cruise vacation along with many other trips. They also had a place in Florida for 10 years. Joan will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by three sons, Kal (Renee) Keitel, Rod (Jenny) Keitel and Jay (Cindy) Keitel; grandchildren, Greg (Jill) Keitel, Amy (Andy) Wetzel, Stacy (Tyler) Hagerstrom, Tim (fiancée Sarah) Keitel, Jeff Keitel, Kelly Keitel, Zach Keitel, Brooke (Eric) Lederman, Trent (Sarah) Keitel, Kailee (Vince) Ridenour, great-grandchildren Abby and Luke Keitel, Zoe and Jackson Hagerstrom, Nevaeh and Nora Ridenour, James Wetzel and a sister-in-law Janice Keitel.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother George, sister Shirley Gier, sister Darlyn Katt, brother Donald (Phyllis) Mueller, brothers-in-law Daniel Keitel and Victor (Audrey) Keitel.
A funeral service for Joan will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, January 25, 2020 in the chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 6706 Superior Ave., Kohler with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Rev. Kyle Backhaus from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls will officiate. Entombment will take place in the Garden of Peace Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Joan’s name. Condolences may be expressed online at


Date: Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Location: Greenlawn Memorial Park - Chapel of Eternal Light [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Jan 25, 2020
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Greenlawn Memorial Park - Chapel of Eternal Light [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Stoltzmann, Roger and Bev.

Jack. We are so sorry for your loss, and also sorry we did not see this sooner. We do read the paper but we both missed seeing it. But we still want you to know that we are so sorry for your loss.. Rog and Bev Stoltzmann.. .

James Keitel

So sorry for your loss! She was a great lady.

Jeanette Lutze

Sending thoughts and prayers to your whole family. This is especially hard due to the closeness of the passing of your Dad. May the Lord grant you comfort in the days ahead. Gene and Jeanette Lutze

Pastor Nathan Strom

My deepest condolences to Rod and Jenny, and the entire Keitel family. You have endured such loss this past couple of months. Your church family is thinking of you, praying for you, and eager to support you in any ways we can. In Christ, Pastor Nate


our mom's graduated together and were in the class of '55 group that went out together. I also met and got to know Joan when she sampled food at Piggly Wiggly on Ashland Ave. she was a great lady- always smiling and made others feel good about themselves- I'm sure she leaves a big whole in your hearts. so sorry for your loss.

Dodi Saffotd

So very sorry for your loss!! Prayers for all of you.

Gary and Karla Kometer

Even Heaven has improved by Jack and Joan's presence there. Our deepest sympathy to the Keitel families. Joan was a treasure; beautiful inside and out. Being neighbors for many years, we have fond memories, as I know you all do too.

Dale + Mitzi Stoltzman

Deepest sympathy to Joan + Jack's family. While working with Jack, we socialized for a few years as couples following retirement. You are in our thoughts and prayers.