Joan C. Pawlowski,
C. (Lorge) Pawlowski, 76, passed away peacefully, at her home in West
Bend, on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, with her loving husband at her side.
Joan was born Feb. 22, 1937, in New London, the daughter of Edward and
Veryl (Bechard) Lorge. She married Edward William Pawlowski on June 6,
Joan is survived by her husband who was her best friend and soul mate;
five children: Todd (Jaycel), West Bend, Dawn (Ronald) Tallinger,
Waukesha, Connie, Grafton, Mark (Laurie), Grand Junction, Colo., and
Daniel (Susan), West Bend; Aunt Elaine Bechard, West Bend; Rexford
Bechard, Wild Rose; 13 grandchildren: Jamie, Kari, Erica, Adam, Ronald,
Kayla, Carissa, Kaitlyn, Melita, Rhett, Cavan, Macy and Belle; five
great-grandchildren: Damien, LaMyah, Maleah, Jordynn and Arianna. She
was preceded in death by her son, Scott; her parents; brother “Eddie;”
and grandson Jeremy.
Joan shared a passionate, lifelong relationship with her Lord and
Savior. She was a mentor at church, attended faith groups and sang in
the choir. She also sponsored children overseas. With her rosary and
Bible in hand she survived polio as a child, won the battle against
cancer three times and was taking on the challenges of Parkinson’s
disease. Her deep faith in God allowed her to live a confident life
filled with many adventures with family and friends. Her talents and
gifts were expressed through her love of her family, gardening and
spending time outdoors, writing stories and poems, painting, singing,
and dancing with Bill. She loved to decorate for every season and was
especially drawn to anything with angels. On various occasions she could
be found screaming at the TV during a Packers game or impersonating a
young girl named “Silly Putty.” She also had a propensity for slot
machines and has been known to spend “just a few” bucks at the casino.
Her home-made potato salad was a family favorite along with her apple
pies (which rarely had a chance to cool).
Mass of Christian Burial to be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.; St
Mary’s Catholic Church, 406 Jefferson St., West Bend. Visitation will be
held at Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend on
Wednesday, Sept. 25 4-6 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 26, 10 a.m. at the
church until the hour of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society, in memory of Joan.