Joan R. Baumhover (nee Pearson)

Jan. 5, 1930 – Sept. 4, 2013

Joan R. Baumhover (nee Pearson) of Waukesha passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 83. She was born in Waukesha on Jan. 5, 1930, the daughter of Homer and LaVerne (nee Austin) Pearson.

Joan had a green thumb and enjoyed growing African violets; she was a former member of an African Violet Club. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle nature and big heart.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Nancy (the late Will) Bowlin of Dade City, Fla., Barbara Jones of Waukesha, Robert (Christina) Baumhover of Mukwonago and Carol (Dave) Schroeder of North Prairie; her grandchildren, David, Timothy, Adam, Rebecca, Sarah, Jessica, Doris, John, Marc, Jenny, Rachel, Ben, Katie, Nick and Tyler; 13 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Sandra Pearson. Joan is further survived by her beloved Schnauzer, Ava, who was the light of her life, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Robert Pearson; and a grandson, Peter Towner.

It was Joan’s wish to be cremated and a private family gathering will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan’s name to HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188, would be appreciated.

The family would like to say a special thank you to all the staff of Seasons Hospice for the care that was given to Joan the last few months.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit
www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.