Joanis, William John
William John Joanis, a Stevens Point native, passed away on January 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Weston and Marian Sinrud Joanis. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Luikens); children, Andrew Kress Joanis and Marie Kress Joanis Ruff (Gordon); siblings Susan Kay Joanis (Thomas Burton) and Mary Ellen Joanis; and, extended family and friends. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota Law School, Bill was a respected lawyer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for many years. He was an avid reader and squash player, taught English as a Second Language and was a strong human rights advocate. He was a passionate fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the St. Paul Saints. Bill was well-loved and will be greatly missed.
Published in Stevens Point Journal on January 16, 2013