Joan M. Tanel

Sept. 8, 1931 - April 30, 2008

Joan M. Tanel, 76, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the loving wife of 54 years to Louis; dearest mother of Ernest (Laurie), Karen (Michael) Douglas, Brian and Judith (Scott) Wheeler; and dear grandma of Lucas, Kevin, Andrew, Madison and Logan. She is also survived by her lifelong friends, Margret and Clifford Oberst, and relatives and friends.

Joan was a secretary for the Milwaukee Public School system and a longtime member of Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Margaret Mary parishes.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Saturday, May 3, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, City of Pewaukee. Private internment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.