Joanne Emily Rice

Aug. 18, 1943 — Dec. 4, 2015

Joanne Emily RiceJoanne Emily Rice, 72, of Waukesha, died on Friday, December 4, 2015 at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc. She was born in Waukesha on August 18, 1943, the daughter of Lester and Laura (nee Heinzelmann) Schafer.

For 31 years, she was employed at Manke Insurance Company. She was an active member of St. William Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Prayer Shall Ministry, Focus Group, Catholic Women’s Study Club, and was the leader of Loaves and Fishes. She loved to read, knit, crochet and spend time with her grandchildren and family.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Ron, of Waukesha, and their children, Eric (Tonia) Rice of Waukesha and Karen (Michael) Flesses of Waukesha. She is also survived by her grandchildren Carissa Rice, Luke Rice, William Dewey, Laura Dewey and David Dewey.

Visitation will be held at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188, on Saturday, December 12, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11:30 am. Graveside services will be at St. Theresa Cemetery in Eagle at 3:00 pm.

Memorials are appreciated to the Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or St. Vincent DePaul Society, 818 W Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and all of the staff at Pro-Health Hospice and Angels-Grace Hospice for the compassionate care provided for Joanne in her final days.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com  to leave the family an online tribute message.