Joanne G. ‘Wutch’ Habermann, 78
Aug. 20, 1936 -- Jan. 7, 2015

Joanne G. 'Wutch' Habermann nee CowenJoanne G. ‘Wutch’ Habermann (nee Cowen), of Mequon, died peacefully surrounded by her family at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon on Jan. 7, 2015, at the age of 78. Joanne was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 20, 1936, the daughter of Edwin and Helen (nee Kappel) Cowen. They preceded her in death. Joanne was united in marriage on June 23, 1956, in Milwaukee to Arthur Habermann.

Joanne was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville, was a former member of Jobs Daughter, Queen Bethel 2 and the United States Bowling Congress. Joanne volunteered at Homestead High School and the voting polls and many community service organizations.

Joanne enjoyed bowling, gardening, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 58 years, Arthur; children, Jeff Habermann, Lori (David) Rauth and Todd (Angela) Habermann; grandsons, Dustin and Nicholas Habermann; sisters, Geraldine (Paul) Fehlhaber and Janyce (the late Daniel) Hundt; sisters-in-law, Helen Cowen and Audrey Stommel; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Thiensville. Visitation was held at the church on Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Joanne’s family would like to thank the staff of Lawlis Family Hospice of Mequon and the staff of Newcastle Rehabilitation Center for their loving care and compassion. Online condolences may be sent by visiting