Joanne E. Strong, 72

Joanne E. Strong, 72, of Lomira, formerly of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1941, in Addison Center, the daughter of the late Leo and Pauline (Schmid) Wulff, and she was united in marriage to William Strong, who preceded her in death.

Joanne was employed by Tennies Ace Hardware in West Bend for more than 10 years, and also provided home day care for many families. She was very proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed reading and quilting.

Those Joanne leaves behind to cherish her memory include two children, Brian (Lisa) Zangl of Brownsville and Debora Zangl of Slinger; two grandchildren, Alex and Kiersten Zangl; a grandbird, Princess Sophia; and other relatives and friends.

In honor of her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

The Kietzer-Miller Funeral Home in Lomira has been entrusted with Joanne’s arrangements. Additional information may be found at

Joanne’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care provided to Joanne and to the Lomira First Responders and Theresa Emergency Medical Technicians for their professional services.