Joan M. Stippich, 81

Surrounded by her loving family, former Mequon resident Joan M. Stippich was born to eternal life on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the age of 81.

She was born May 26, 1932, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Herman and Florence (nee Schumacher) Lehman. After graduating from Mount Mary College, she married Kenneth J. Stippich in Milwaukee on April 24, 1954.

Joan is survived by her children, Kenneth Jr. (Valerie) Stippich of Deer Park, Ill., John Stippich of Menomonee Falls, Jodi (Paul) Bernhardt of Waubeka, Julie (Walter Frost) Stippich of Mequon and Jill (Kiet) Callies of Ridgefield, Wash.; and grandchildren, Nicholas (Krystal) Bernhardt, Max (Jamie) Bernhardt, Kayla Stippich and McKenzie Callies. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; children, Rick Stippich and Jean Stippich; her parents; and a brother, Robert Lehman.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 28, 2014, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, N74 W13604 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. The Mass was followed by a chapel committal service at Resurrection Cemetery in Mequon.

Visitation was held Monday at the Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home, W164 N9034 Water Street, Menomonee Falls, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.

If desired, memorials to Mount Mary College are appreciated.

The Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home of Menomonee Falls is assisting the family. Online condolences can be directed to the family at