JoAnn Frances Galligan, 72



JoAnn Frances Galligan (nee Serwe) of Campbellsport died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

She was born March 28, 1941, in Campbellsport, the daughter of Mathias and Frances (nee Volz) Serwe. On Nov. 14, 1959, she married Roy E. Galligan at St. Matthew’s Church in Campbellsport.

JoAnn enjoyed playing and coaching softball as well as playing cards with friends and family. She enjoyed fishing and just spending time outside. She was a protector of chipmunks and created a home for them. She generously donated her time to crocheting afghans for others.

JoAnn is survived by her six children and 16 grandchildren: Roy (Annette) of Fond du Lac and their children Tania, Ryan (Julianne) and Jared; Ann (Jim) McMullin of Bismark , Ark., and their children Stephanie (Wyatt), Samantha (Andy), Sierra (Brandon), Chance, Colton and Cannon; Monica (Terry Krapfl) Galligan of Fond du Lac and children Gabrielle and Joseph; Lisa (Steve Ahrens) Galligan of Fond du Lac; Scot (Marcia) of Eden and children Bret, Bo, Bree and Patrick; and Theresa (Keith) Galligan Amundson and daughter Sarah. JoAnn also has four great-grandchildren. JoAnn is further survived by her sisters and brothers Virginia Ruf, Frank (Pat) Serwe, Mathias (Janet) Serwe, Cyril (Pat) Serwe, and Kathleen (Ralph) Herriges; sisters- and brothers- in-law Gloria Serwe, Donna Serwe, Sally Serwe, Doris Way, Ruth Long, Genevieve (Melvin) Stoffel and James (Jackie) Galligan; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding JoAnn in death are her parents, her husband Roy on May 10, 1981, her special friend of 25 years Norman Beyer, her sisters and brothers Rosemary, Jeanette, Catherine, Sylvester, Norman, Norber and numerous sisters- and brothers- in-law.

Visitation will be held Sept. 21, 2013, at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, W1562 County Road B, Eden, from 9-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Cremation has taken place with inurnment to follow at St. Matthew’s Cemetery at a later date.