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Joan M. “Joanie” Mayer

May 03, 1935 - Jun 25, 2019


Joan M. “Joanie” Mayer, age 84, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was born May 3, 1935 in Manitowoc, WI to the late Peter & Adela (Stein) Felten. Joan attended Holy Name Grade School and she graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1954. On October 29, 1966 Joan was united in marriage to the love of her life, the late Joe Mayer, who preceded her in death on March 9, 2016. Joan was employed at Piggly Wiggly for many years. She was a member of St. Dominic’s Church, St. Dominic’s Christian Women’s Society, and D’Werdenfelser Schuhplattlers, where she was the treasurer for many years. Joan was also a member of the Local 18 Retirees Group. Joanie especially enjoyed a glass of wine (or two) while socializing with her family and friends. She also enjoyed Word Search Puzzles and wintering for many years in Texas with her husband, Joe and their friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Julie of Appleton, Mary (Luke) Thaves of Sheboygan; grandchildren Zoe, Mia and Shaina; sister Carol (Russell) Kuck of Ft. Collins, CO; sisters-in-law Maria (Hans) Mittermeier and Gretl Frauennecht, both of Germany and Regina Schnur of Grafton. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister and brother- in-law, Germaine and Clarence Schnell, her brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Cathy Felten, her brother Francis Felten, her brother-in-law, Josef Frauennecht, twin infant brothers-in-law and nephew, Frank Schnur.
Family and friends may call at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2136 N. 21st St., Sheboygan on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Matthew Widder officiating. Entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum.
A Memorial Fund has been established in Joan’s name. Online condolences may be expressed at
Joan’s family would like to thank her Green Bay Oncology Doctors, St. Elizabeth’s Cancer Center Nurses, and the Brewster Village Staff for their excellent care and compassion. Joan’s family would also like to extend a very special thank you to all of her wonderful neighbors and friends both in Sheboygan and Appleton, who always provided love and support to Mom. Your friendship meant the world to her.


Date: Monday Jul 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]


Date: Tuesday Jul 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Tuesday Jul 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



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Kelly McCloy

Julie, I'm sorry to hear about your mom- sending good thoughts your way. Kelly

Mary Capppelle

To The Family of Joan: You have my sympathy. I knew Joan from St. Dominic's, and Gladys Guillette. After Joe died, Joan, Gladys, and I went to Fasching Dinner and Show at Laacks Hall. God Bless Mary Cappelle

Bruce Erickson

Joe and Joanie. Two of my favorite people. It was a treat knowing them. Sorry I I will not be able to be at the service but you have my memories and prayers. Up in Mi.

Susan Mohr

Julie and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special lady Sue Mohr

Judy Stein

I am so sorry to hear of Joanie's passing. I remember babysitting for Julie and Mary, but also remember her kindness to my parents, Al and Irene Stein. My deepest sympathies in your loss.

Annette Johnson

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of sadness and loss. It was always an honor and blessing to visit Joan in the hospital. May she know eternal peace and love. May you all know God's blessing, grace and love. Do take care. Chaplain Netty

Coppus, Kathy

Julie: I want to tell you I am thinking about you. I hope that the Lord will take care of you. Your Mom is now at peace and is no longer in pain. She is with your Father. My prayers are with you. It is now time to take care of yourself. I will continue to think and pray for you, in this time of sorrow. The Lord will be with you to take care and guide your future. God Bless Kathy Coppus 2716 Welhouse Drive Kaukauna, WI 54130

Don and Yvonne Nass

Prayers and most sincere sympathy in the loss off your dear Mother. We always enjoyed meeting her in Appleton. We knew her as a gentle, loving and sweet lady....and a wonderful Mother! She now ENJOYS all that we hope for ourselves one day, Jesus and your DAD welcomed her with open arms on Tuesday!!

Nancy and Steven Hidde

Our thoughts and prayers are with you .