Joanne R. Fugate, 84
May 18, 1931 -- Aug. 11, 2015

Joanne R. Fugate (nee Kuehl)Joanne R. Fugate (nee Kuehl) of Grafton, died peacefully at Lawliss Family Hospice in Mequon on Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 84. Joanne was born in Sheboygan on May 18, 1931, the daughter of the late William and Hildegard (nee Heimbach) Kuehl. Joanne was united in marriage to James Fugate on May 31, 1952 in Sheboygan. He preceded her in death. Joanne enjoyed reading and taking care of her plants in her home. Joanne was a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she ministered to those in need through cards, calls and prayers. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joanne is survived by her children, Christine (Fred) Timm, Vicki Fugate, Thomas (Jean) Fugate and Betty (Michael) Cibulka; grandchildren Andrew (Jenna) Timm, Emily (Leopold) Shircel, Jacob Sigler, Caleb Sigler, Robert Fugate, Joseph Fugate, Adam Cibulka and Abigail Cibulka; great-grandchildren, Arthur and Renee Timm and Remington Sigler; brother Richard (Janet) Kuehl. Joanne is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at 4 p.m. Rev. Paul Bulgerin will officiate the service. Family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Memorials to Grace Lutheran Church appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting