Sept. 28, 1932 ó March 17, 2017
Joanne Joyce Conwell (nee Bublitz) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born on Sept. 28, 1932, in Milwaukee. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna (nee
Stewart) Bublitz and sister to brothers Rodney, Jack, Paul, Neil, Timm, Phillip and one sister, Donna.
Her family moved from Milwaukee to Grafton when she was 14, where she attended Grafton High School. She married Paul Conwell on July 15, 1950, and they had seven children together. She was preceded in death by her 3-year-old daughter Linda Mae who went to be with the Lord in 1958, her husband Paul and brothers Phillip, Neil and Paul.
Joanne enjoyed being a homemaker and mother. In the 1970s she was a member of the Grafton Jaycettes participating in their many community activities. She also played on a Wednesday night womenís bowling league at Schanenís, later known as the Grafton Bowl.
She was also fond of gardening and spent many hours creating gardens and a pond in her yard which was her sanctuary. Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she would fill the house with lovely decorations, a Christmas village and spend hours decorating the tree until it was perfect for her family and friends to enjoy. In addition, she would start weeks in advance baking dozens of varied and delicious cookies, of which many of the recipes have been passed down to her children and grandchildren, who also bake them each year.
Joanne was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Grafton for many years and later when it became Cedar Creek Community Church. She was also involved in Bible studies held at her home. She came to know Jesus as her Savior and followed in His footsteps for 35 years until her death.
At the time of her death she was a resident of St. Maryís Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon. The family would like to thank the many caring individuals for their kind and compassionate care in making her and the family comfortable in her final days. We canít speak enough kind words. Thank you.
Joanne was happiest surrounded by her family, children and grandchildren and was very proud of each and every one of them.
Her survivors include her six children, Sherri Renz, Teresa Westberry, Cynthia (Roger) De Groot, Ricky (Nancy) Conwell, Patrick Conwell and Traci (Todd) Cater, 13 grandchildren, Dylan (Monica) Renz, Dustin (Brittany) Renz, Nicole Renz, Johnny (Britain) Westberry, Steven (Debbie) Schwengel, Jacquelyne (Corey) Helgeson, Gillian (Travis) Ulrich, Keenan (Trisha) Conwell, Miles (Mary) Conwell, Owen Conwell, Nolan (Mary) Conwell, Bryce (Katie) Conwell, Justin (Mary) Conwell, two step-grandchildren, Kim and Tony and 22 great-grandchildren, Peyton, Reegan, Emerson, Aidyn, Abigail, Claire, Lydia, Phoenix, Nevin, Haylee (Alec) Nuelk, Skyler, Caleb, Mara, Jonah, Ava, Asher, Finn, Cora, Lochlan, Callie Anne, Lauren and Caleb and two step great-grandchildren , Amherst and Isaac. Also, her brothers Rod (late Marion) Bublitz, Jack (Viola) Bublitz, Timm (Hazel) Bublitz, one sister Donna Wedereit, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Erwin Borleske and sister- in-law, Susan (Paul Bublitz) Goodspeed. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service honoring her life will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Vineyard Community Church located at 1597 County Road V, Grafton. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. For online condolences please visitwww.muellerfuneralhome.com.