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Joanne C. (Goetz) Stuart

Posted 2021-11-24 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021 -
Lake Havasu city, Arizona -

Joanne C. Stuart, 78, of Lake Havasu City, formerly of Elkhorn,
Wisconsins, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at her home with her great-
niece Shannon Butler and her two dogs by her side.

Joanne was born April 2, 1943, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the daughter
of the late Lester and Goldie (Ditmore) Goetz Sr. She graduated from
high school in 1961 in Fontana, California. Joanne was a pharmacy
technician employed with Lakeland Hospital and St. Luke's Medical
Center. Joanne worked part-time as an aid at Lakeland School. When the
children were small, she was a stay-at-home mother, making all the trips
to town from their rural home in Elkhorn for baseball practices, games
and Girl Scout functions. She was a great seamstress and was active with
the Lakeland Players and the Red Hat Society. She was a loyal donor to
the humane society and veteran's organizations.

Joanne got a second chance at life in 2005 when she was a kidney
transplant recipient.

She will be greatly missed by her three children; Dwayne (Ann) Deakins
of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Michelle (Derek) Deusing of Watertown, Wisconsin;
and Lorie Deakins of Mosinee, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; eighteen
great-grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Ketrow of Middlesex, New Jersey.
Joanne was preceded in death by her son Dale Deakins; two sisters,
Ruthie (Harold) Ansel and Joyce (Wayne) Burnette; and brother Lester
(Verla) Goetz Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 27, 2021 at
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 730 N. Wisconsin St, Elkhorn,

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of
service. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Tibbets, Wisconsin.
Memorials may be made in Joanne's name to a local animal shelter of your

Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and

Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-

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