Joan ‘Flower’ T. Wirth, 79

Joan T. Wirth, known to all of her family and friends as "Flower,"

was born to eternal life into the arms of Jesus, our Lord, on Friday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the age of 79. Joan was born on Dec. 30, 1931.

Joan battled bladder cancer for over a year. She was quite a trooper throughout her battle, however, she never forgot to help and remember others in any way. Joan had a heart of gold and spread her love to so many people throughout her life.

She was the beloved wife of Clyde for 57 years and the loving mother of Mary Jo Wirth, Elizabeth (Dan) Wirth-Hammetter, John (Holly) and Kristin (Warren) Eickhorst. She is also survived by seven wonderful grandchildren, Michael Wirth, Perry Wirth, Bennett Wirth, Alex Eickhorst, Matthew Eickhorst, Derrick Hammetter and Nicholas (Liz) Hammetter. She adored her great-grandchildren, Anna and Quinn.

Joan was born in Milwaukee, but spent her life in Cedarburg. She was raised by the late Adlai and Lenore Horn of Cedarburg. After her graduation from Mount Mary College in 1954, she married her adoring husband, Clyde, on June 5, 1954. She taught high school at St. Mary’s of Notre Dame. She spent several years teaching at a Montessori school in Mequon. For a period of time, she spent time substitute teaching for the Cedarburg School District.

She was also a member of the Cedarburg Junior and Cedarburg Woman’s Club and a volunteer at COPE Hotline.

Joan loved to spend time with her family and many friends. She thoroughly enjoyed reading and golfing. She even got a hole-in-one at Wyndemere Country Club in Naples, Fla., where she and Clyde spent

26 years during the winter months. She developed several close friendships at Wyndemere. While there, she volunteered to help disadvantaged children.

A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Francis Borgia North Church in Cedarburg on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at 12 noon. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

The family extends their deepest thanks to the outstanding care of all care-givers at Lasata Care Center, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Heartland Hospice Care, Parkview Elementary School staff and PTA members, and many other phenomenal people who truly cared and helped the family in any way possible.

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God shine upon you, and bless you and your families throughout the upcoming year.