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Joanne L. Bartzen

Aug 01, 1931 - Nov 26, 2023


Joanne Lois Bartzen, age 92, of Sheboygan, died on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. She was born on August 1, 1931, in Cascade, WI. She was the daughter of the late John and Helen Ninnemann Carpenter.
Joanne attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. She was a current member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and was part of the Mary Martha Guild at church as well. She was employed at the Sheboygan Clinic in the Insurance Department for over twenty-five years, retiring in 2003.
Joanne enjoyed bird watching, taking walks at Kohler-Terry Andrae State Park, and reading. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joanne lived a long and joyful life, blessed with good health and the constant involvement with and love from family and friends. She also looked forward to getting together with her sisters every Sunday to watch the Brewer and Packer games.
Survivors include her three children, Michael (Lesslie) Bartzen, Julie (Neal) Ruffalo, both of Sheboygan, and Jeffrey Bartzen (partner Katy), of Stoughton, WI; six grandchildren, Jayson (partner Amber), Bryant (Jenny), Amber (Ryan), Tiana (Patrick), Jack, and Sadie; three great-grandchildren, Kenna, Landon, and Liam; two step-grandchildren, Britney and Taylor(Kay); two step great-grandchildren, Athena and Mia; and her two sisters, Marge Siefert and Faye Entringer. Many other relatives and friends further survive. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Carolyn Huibregtse.
A memorial service for Joanne will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 917 Mead Ave. Sheboygan, with Rev. James Schulz officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place after the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park in the Town of Sheboygan.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff at Aurora Sheboygan Medical Center, and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, for the compassion and care that was given to Joanne. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Joanne’s name and may be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service

Date: Tuesday Dec 5, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church [map]


Date: Tuesday Dec 5, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Our Savior's Lutheran Church [map]



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jill eirich

So sorry to hear of Jo's passing. I knew her from working at The Sheboygan Clinic. Such a wonderful person. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Sharon Roob

My deepest sympathy. I'm glad I got to see her. She will be missed by all Prayers and hugs sent to all.

Mary Jo Opgenorth

Joanne was such a sweet lady. Dave and I are keeping her family close in prayer during this time. Hugs to. all!

Kimberly Fischer

My condolences to the family

Marcus Powers

Our prayers and condolences to Joanne's family at this time of loss. Joanne was a faithful child of God and loved her family above all. You'll miss her, no doubt, but find comfort in knowing she is with her Lord.

Ann Hoppert Keller

So sorry to read of the passing of your mother and grandmother. Ironically, my mother passed on November 26, 2009. It's a mixed blessing to lose a loved one at holiday time. You have so many wonderful memories of sharing time during these days, but now will also have bittersweet feelings while missing her presence. Be ever so grateful for the many blessings shared.