West Bend - Joanne Carol (Nee Shields) Kindler went to be with her Lord on January 10, 2021 at age 90. She resided at the Cornerstone Assisted Living in West Bend. She was born on November 28, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wi.
Joanne obtained a degree in Commercial Art at Milwaukee Area Technical College. There she met her future husband Frank and they married in 1953. The couple built a homestead in Richfield, Wisconsin.
Joanne worked as a graphic artist for Wisconsin Bell Yellow Pages in Milwaukee until becoming a full-time mother. She was also an Avon lady and cub scout leader.
Her love for arts and crafts was evident. She was a talented artist and calligrapher creating and illustrating poems. She loved baking and her poppy seed cake became a family tradition.
Joanne is survived by her four children, Suzanne Kindler, Daniel (Debra) Kindler , Sandra (Frank)Tingle, and Julie (Matthew) Kasprzak; 5 grandchildren, Brian, Joshua, Timothy, Tiffany, and Samuel; 8 great grandchildren, Zoey, Riley, Nathan, Gabriel, Jordan, Isaiah, Taylor and Charlie Mae.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents Elsie and Werner Shields, brother William, sister June and husband Frank.
Joanne's family would like to acknowledge the Cornerstone Assisted Living in West Bend and Angie Galleske for their love and care of Joanne.
Joanne was an unwavering Christian and served as pianist and Sunday school teacher in her church for many years. Joanne encouraged peace, forgiveness and unity for her family.
Burial services will be Thur Jan 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee.
The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com
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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2021.