Joan Gloria Smith, 78
Aug. 12, 1037 June 2, 2016

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church in Grafton for Joan Gloria Smith, who died peacefully on June 2, 2016, at the age of 78 years at Aurora Medical Hospital in Hartford. An Eastern Service and visitation were also held on Saturday. Burial was held at Immanuel Cemetery. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wisconsin Eastern Star Foundation or Grace Lutheran Church Hand Bell Fund appreciated.

Joan was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Herbert and Lydia (nee Uebersohn) Braunschweig. She was a graduate of Rufus King High School. Joan was united in marriage to Wendell Smith on April 12, 1958, and they were blessed with two daughters. Joan was a parish secretary for Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for 14 years and worked as an office manager for Sass Accounting, LLC for 18 years. She retired in 2013. Joan was a past Grand Matron for Order of Eastern Star in Wisconsin, member of the Golden Rule Chapter #192 and Ozaukee Chapter #147. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Joan is survived by her husband of 58 years, Wendell; daughter, Laurie (Jon) Ziegler; granddaughter, Alyssa Sass; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Joan is preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Smith; parents, Herbert and Lydia Braunschweig; step-father, Fred Kudick; sister, Ruth (George) Garrison; and her brother, Roy Braunschweig.