Joan C. Oswald
June 14, 1920 Nov. 9, 2014

Joan C. Oswald of Waukesha passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 94. She was born on June 14, 1920, in West Allis, the daughter of Frank and Katherine Ciecka.

During the war time, Joan proudly worked at Allis Chalmers. Joan was a charter member of St. William Catholic Church, Christian Mothers at St. William Catholic Church and worked at Johnson-Hill Department Store in downtown Waukesha as a clerk. She will be dearly missed by her children, Richard (Rosemary) of Dillon, MT, Jerome “Joe” (Marlene) of Waukesha, Lawrence “Larry” (Kate) of Genesee, and Kathryn (Daniel) Jahnz of Kohler; grandchildren, Teresa (Mike), Nate, Jenny (Corey), Kelly, Jeremy, Drew (Megan), Lee (Katie), Joe (Becca), James, Jodie and Leslie; sister, Deana Byrnes of Mercer; brother-in-law, Eugene Walsh; sister-in-law, Pauline Giese; and loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; sisters, Clara, Stella, Irene and Agnes; and brother, Frank.

The visitation for Joan will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan’s name are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.