Joan E. Whitlow

Joan E. Whitlow of New Berlin passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, peacefully at the age of 82. Joan was born in West Allis, the daughter of Clarence and Vina (nee Perry) Denison.

She married the love of her life, Thomas Whitlow Jr. on June 15, 1949. They founded The Whitlow’s Security Specialist Co. in 1967 and worked there until 1994 when her son took it over. Joan was a longtime member and volunteer at WeatherStone Church. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Joan is lovingly survived by her seven children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter and a sister.

The visitation for Joan will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service today, Dec. 3, at WeatherStone Church, 1500 S. West Lane, New Berlin. The burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Highland Memorial Park, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin (please meet inside the gates).

In lieu of flowers, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Highway P, Oconomowoc, WI 53066, are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning 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