Joan H. Wethal

OREGON-Joan H. Wethal, age 87, of Oregon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.  She was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Madison, the daughter of Wallace and Mae Hegge. 

Joan graduated from Oregon High School, Class of 1948.  She married Wesley Wethal on Oct. 1, 1949, in Oregon. 

Wesley and Joan were longtime residents of Oregon, and Joan a lifetime member of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church. Joan was the director of the Oregon Public Library for 31 years, and active in the book sale for many years. 

Upon retirement, she enjoyed her volunteer work at the Oregon Area Senior Center, her book club and knitting club, reading, crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. 

Joan is survived by her son, Gregory Wethal; and daughters, Connie (Rick) Russell, Kathy Faren, Teresa (Don) Gilles and Mary Wethal.  She is further survived by nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers, John Hegge and Richard Hegge.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Wesley; daughter, Lori; grandson, Stewart; and brothers, Wallace Hegge, Jerry Hegge and Ronald Hegge. 

At Joan’s request, services will be private. 

Memorials may be sent in Joan’s name to the Oregon Public Library or the Oregon Senior Center. 

Online condolences may be made at                                                                                   
Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation Care
1150 Park Street

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