Joanne Arlene (Loberg) Shepherd

Nov. 17, 1942 July 28, 2015

Joanne Arlene (Loberg) Shepherd, age 72, of North Prairie, passed away peacefully at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Joanne was born November 17, 1942, to Louis and Anne (Knezevic) Loberg in Milwaukee.

She married Richard Gary Shepherd on October 4, 1969, in Brookfield.

Joanne was an avid cookbook collector. She was employed as an operating room technician in her younger years, and she spent the majority of her life as a real estate agent retiring after more than 30 years in the business.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 45 years, Richard “Dick” Shepherd of North Prairie; her sister, Laurel Darby of Brookfield; her son, Dan (Vicki) Shepherd of Hartland; her daughter, Heidi (Shepherd) Jacobi of North Prairie; stepson, Rick (Kim) Mills of Orlando, Fla.; stepdaughter, Roberta Jo (Robert) Moody of Sebring, Fla.; her grandchildren, Samantha, Brady, Taryn, Craig, Kyle, Garrett, Rebekah, Melissa, Jessica and Julia; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life for Joanne will be held on Friday, August 7, at the North Prairie Village Hall, 130 N. Harrison St., North Prairie, from 2:00PM until 6:00PM.

Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family with Joanne’s care.

For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to  or call 262-392-4251.