Joanne L. Panella

Jan. 5, 1935 - April 15, 2008

Joanne L. Panella of Waukesha died peacefully at Waukesha Memorial Hospital with her family at her side Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at age 73. Joanne was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Milwaukee.

Joanne is lovingly remembered and will be deeply missed by her children, Richard (Kimberly) Panella of Genesee Depot, Laura Panella of Waukesha, Donna (Daniel) Schutte of Genesee and Nick (Marcia) Panella of Mukwonago; grandchildren, Tony and Steven Schutte, Nicole Panella, Danielle Panella, Raechel and Erika Panella; brother, Joseph Anderson of Sun City West, Ariz.; sisters, Val (Ray) Koutny of Mequon, Shirley (Ron) Keberle of Wausau, Sharon Sandstrom of Brookfield and Joy Stuppia of Milwaukee; as well as many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Eliza (nee Hamilton) Anderson; husband, Nicholas J. "Gopher" Panella; brother, Lee Anderson; and sisters, Ruth Scrima and Betty Anderson.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the noon memorial service Saturday, April 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joanne’s name are appreciated to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice, 1020 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.