Joan Northup

Northrup, Joan Y.

Joan Y Northup, 83, of Weston entered the gates of heaven Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Care Partners Assisted Living under Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice. She was born January 6, 1930, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of David and Edith Claus. Joan married Wallace Northup on August 2, 1950 in Schenectady, New York. Joan was a 1948 graduate of Roosevelt High School of Hawaii, also where she gave Hula lessons at her mother's dance studio. She witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor when she was a 11. Joan enjoyed being around family at the lake and attending church with her loving husband. Her smile will always remain in our hearts!

Survivors include husband, Wallace Northup, two sons, David Northup and Dan Northup, two granddaughters, Tiffany (Northup) Martin and Brittany Northup, great-grandson, Jackson Tesch.

She was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her parents and her son, Doug Northup. Family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Apr. 26, 2013