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Joan Marie Doubek, 46, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away surrounded by her family on Sept. 6, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born on Sept. 23, 1966, in Sturgeon Bay to David and Janet (Sitte) Lautenbach.
Joan had most recently worked as a unit secretary in the radiology department at Ministry Door County Medical Center. She loved flowers and enjoyed spending time in her gardens. Joan earned an honorary black belt from Marjory Allingham at the Open Door Tae Kwon Do School. In 2012, two days after chemotherapy treatments, she walked a half marathon in the Walk Wisconsin Event in Stevens Point, which reflected the strength of her character and spirit.
Survivors include her loving daughters, Megan and Abigail Doubek, both of Sturgeon Bay; her loving and devoted partner, Randy Brusewitz (AKA Randy Bruce), her parents, David and Janet Lautenbach, Egg Harbor; 3 sisters, Theresa (Chris) Peoria, IL; Deborah (Richard) Vig, Algoma; Julie (and her sons, Cody and Brendan) Ploor, Sturgeon Bay; 3 brothers, David (Krissy) Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; Steven (Ann) Lautenbach, Algoma; Jim (Chris) Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Kim (Ken) Bosman. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, 3 uncles, an aunt, a cousin, and her faithful cat, Buttons.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Egg Harbor. Friends may call on Sunday from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to DoorCAN Inc.
Special thanks to Green Bay Oncology, Ministry Door County Medical Center, and the Skilled Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and support.
Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations - Sturgeon Bay
319 West Spruce Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 7, 2013