Joan C. Michaels

Joan C. Michaels, 76, of Wau-conda, Ill., formerly of Waubeka and West Bend, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at her residence.

She was born on April 18, 1931 in West Bend, daughter of the late Harold Mapes Sr. and Dorothy Boerger Mapes, and on Sept. 16, 1950, she married Walter "Wally" Michaels at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

He preceded her in death in 1999.

In 2002, she moved into her own condo next to her daughter in Wauconda.

Joan was a former member of the Waubeka Flag Day VFW Auxiliary Post 7037.

She also enjoyed antiquing and loved spending time with her friends and family, especially with her granddaughter, Laura.

Joan is survived by one daughter, Bonnie (nee Michaels) Valkman and her husband, Greg, of Wauconda and her granddaughter, Laura Valkman.

She is further survived by two brothers, John (Karen) Mapes of Weyauwega and Harold (Betty) Mapes Jr. of West Bend; one sister, Mary (Nick) Thanos, also of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Wally.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.

Father Richard Fleischman from Holy Rosary Parish, Fre-donia will officiate.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 5:30 p.m. until the time of services.

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