Joan C. Bane

Joan C. Bane

COTTAGE GROVE-Joan C. Bane, age 65, of Cottage Grove, passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1952, in Portage, the daughter of Robert Collins and Imelda (Schlaefer) Collins.

Joan graduated from Montello High School, class of 1970. She worked in sales and marketing for AT&T, retiring in 2000. Joan volunteered for the Salvation Army. She was also a member of the Pioneers of America.

Joan loved to garden, bake, go on road trips with her sisters, bird watch, fish and feed the squirrels. She had a vibrant personality, loved people and organizing parties. Most importantly, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Heather (Jason Pollock) Bane; son, Trevor (Rachael McVeigh) Bane; grandchildren, Austin McCormick and Grace Pollock; sisters, Mary Collins and Patricia (Kenneth) Failing; brothers, Jim Collins and Dennis (Julie) Collins; former husband, Robert Bane, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ronald Collins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive