Joan Riechman, age 75, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the St. Clare Hospice House in Baraboo.
Joan was born in Prairie du Sac on March 13, 1939, the daughter of the late Adam and Elizabeth (Kruchten) Maier. She graduated from Sauk City High School in 1957. Joan married Mike Riechman on October 8, 1960; he preceded her in death on May 19, 1994.
She worked at WARF until the birth of her son Michael, in 1972. In 1986 Joan returned to work at Skipper Buds in Madison until her retirement in 1997. Joan then took time to enjoy her home and gardens on Lake Wisconsin. She also enjoyed the companionship of a special friend, Ralph Frey and his family.
Joan is survived by her son Michael; sisters, Rose Endres, Florina Lenerz, Betty Hutter, and Darlene (Gene) Pings; sister’s-in-law, Dolores Maier and Mary Jane Maier; a special great niece, Jeanne Lenerz; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a friend, Ralph Frey; brothers, George, Ron, Herb, and LaVerne; a sister, Ann Mulhall; brothers-in-law, Ed Mulhall, Gregory Endres, Kenneth Diederich, Howard Lenerz and Rod Hutter; and sisters-in-law, Betty Jean Maier and Florentina Maier.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Sauk City. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, and also from 9:30 am until 10:45 am at the funeral home on Friday. Inurnment will be held at Garden Bluff Cemetery at a later date.
Joan’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Clare Hospice House and Home Health United.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clare Hospice House or Home Health United.