OBITUARY: Joan Marie Stefonek
Joan Marie Stefonek, 67, of Rhinelander died July 6, 2016, peacefully in her sleep after a short battle with cancer. She was born April 15, 1949, in Rhinelander to Wallace and Alice Ritchie. She is survived by her husband Thomas Stefonek; their two children, Jody (Tim) Felbab and Jaime (John) McGuane; family friend Natalie Reimer; two grandchildren, Haylie Stefonek and Aidin McGuane; three step-grandchildren, Haley McGuane, Torin McGuane and Timothy Felbab; brother, Craig (Delyn) Ritchie; sister Lorrie (David) Bur; four nieces, three nephews and other family and friends.
Joan graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1967 and then finished school in Green Bay as a cosmetologist. She was then employed by “Judy’s For Beauties” in Rhinelander. Joan married Thomas Stefonek on April 18, 1970 and then became a fulltime housewife. Joan enjoyed playing cards, crafting, sewing, camping, and spending time with her family.
A funeral service for Joan will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Rhinelander with Reverends Richard Krahn and Matthew Schoell officiating. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
The family would like to thank the hospice nurses from Ministry Homecare Hospice for their care and efforts with Joan’s sudden illness.
You may leave your private condolences for the Stefonek family at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715)369-1414 is handling the arrangements for the Stefonek Family.