Joanne Ruprecht passed peacefully surrounded by family members on October 15, 2019 in Hermitage, Tennessee at the age of 86. Joanne was born in Marinette, Wisconsin on June 1, 1933 to Edna and Grover Dishaw. She spent a happy childhood in Marinette growing up with her sister Marjorie and brother Wayne. She graduated from Marinette High School in 1951. She met her first husband Edward “Eddie” Poquette in 1952 at a dance at the Dome Ballroom in Marinette. She and Eddie were married on July 4, 1953 at ceremony held at Henes Park in Menominee, Michigan. Joanne and Eddie had four children, Denise, Steven, Ronald and Larry. They lived for many years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and returned home in 1965 to live in Menominee, Michigan to raise their children close to family. Eddie passed away in 1990. Joanne later met John “Jack” Ruprecht and they were married on January 7, 1995 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Joanne and Jack lived in Geneseo, Illinois for a few years before moving to Belle Vista, Arkansas where they thrived in a vibrant community of retirees. Joanne was a passionate quilter and belonged to two quilting groups; Calico Cutups Quilting Guild and Quilts of Valor in Bella Vista, which provide warm quilts to deployed serviceman. Over the years Joanne made quilts for all of her children and grandchildren. Joanne was an avid reader and was usually reading when not quilting or watching favorite television programs with Jack. She also was a fan of chilled Chardonnay. Joanne was preceded in her death by husbands, Eddie Poquette and Jack Ruprecht and her sister Marjorie (Dishaw) McGuire. Joanne is survived by her brother Wayne (Pat) Dishaw; children Denise Withrow and her husband Robert (Bob) and their two daughters, Kate and Courtney, son Steven his wife Kay and their three children, Corey, Hannah and Kurt, son Ronald his wife Sharon and three children; Andrew, Nathan and Sara, son Larry and his wife Patti and their daughters Alena and Katrina; step-daughters Kris Ruprecht and Linda Stanford and her children Emily and Nathaniel, step-son Jon Ruprecht; great-grandchildren Quentin, Elsa, Teddy and Dax. Visitation will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1755 N. Calhoun Rd, Brookfield Wisconsin at 11:00 am on Friday, November 8th, 2019, mass will follow starting at noon. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Joanne (Poquette) Ruprecht to the Spies Library Foundation, 940 First St., Menominee, Michigan 49858.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joanne Poquette Ruprecht 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Marinette, state: Illinois