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Joanne Reiland

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Reiland, Joanne

Joanne Carol Reiland, age 79, of Whitefish Bay, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Milwaukee Catholic Home surrounded by family following a series of strokes.

Joanne was born March 7, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN and adopted by loving parents, George and Mabel Wallner of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She married Paul D. Reiland, also from Wisconsin Rapids, on June 17, 1961. Paul and Joanne moved to the Milwaukee area where their daughter, Sheryl, was born in 1964.

Joanne is preceded in death by her parents, George and Mabel Wallner. She is survived by her husband Paul Reiland, daughter Sheryl Mayes (Sean Ogilvie), grandchildren Lindsey and Liam, and relatives from her biological family.

Her funeral mass was held at St. Monica Parish, Whitefish Bay, WI, December 1, 2016, and she is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.


On Mother's Day and every day, I want you to know that my beautiful memories of you make me smile, until the moment when they remind me that you're no longer here. I miss you so much.

I've cried so many tears, but I won't let them mar the memories of everything while you were here. I wish I could take back every pain and worry I ever caused you, and rewrite some parts of our story. I'm wiser now than I was then, because of what I've learned from you.

Now I know why you taught me to be strong… because one day you knew I would need the strength to bear your loss. Every day, I remember how you empowered me to become who I am today.

Although death has taken you from me, I know you're listening from the heavens above. There's nothing I value more than your love. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, the memories we've shared will always keep me smiling.

Now I know why Heaven is so beautiful - because Heaven has you.

All my love forever,

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on May 16, 2017
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