NORTH FOND DU LAC
Joanne K. Richison
Aug. 13, 1969 — May 20, 2020
Joanne Kristine (Norton) Richison passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, after a three-year battle with cancer. She was born in West Bend on August 13, 1969 to Daniel J. and Judith A. (Schoch) Norton. Joanne graduated from West Bend West High School class of 1987. On November 23, 1991, she married Robert T. Richison. They moved to Fond du Lac and started their family, later moving to North Fond du Lac where their boys attended school. She worked for the Mary Linsmeier School in Fond du Lac for many years.
Joanne loved to be the host of family gatherings. She also loved watching sports (Packers, Brewers, Timber Rattlers). Most of all she was known for making amazing salsa. Joanne grew everything she needed in her garden to make her salsa. Rob and Joanne also made their own chili seasoning for chili competitions, even winning the spiciest chili trophy. Each year they made chili at the Wisconsin State Chili Cook Off in Green Lake. This was a great time to meet people and see old friends.
Joanne was preceded in death by her mother, Judith; brother, Michael; niece, Angela; and father-in-law, Robert H. Richison.
She is survived by her husband, Rob; sons, Justin Norton, Benjamin and Matthew Richison; her father, Daniel; siblings, Lorey (Larry) Weston, Dan (Beth) Norton, Elaine (Jeff) Wimberly; mother-in-law, Kathryn; brothers- in-law, Kevin (Sue) and Scott; many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Joanne will be greatly missed by her family and friends. It saddens our hearts to lose her at such a young age.
A private family memorial Mass will be held. Cremation has taken place.
Guestbook and tribute wall may be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com. Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, is serving the family.