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Joanne E. Beal

Obituary for Joanne E. Beal

May 3, 1936 - July 15, 2016
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 80

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother


Joanne E. Beal, 80, a lifelong resident of Columbus passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Remembrance Home in Beaver Dam with family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21st from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus, and also on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Okeeg Cemetery in the township of Elba.

Joanne was born the daughter of Arthur and Ada (Hildebrandt) Scheel on May 3, 1936. She was a 1954 graduate of Marshall High School. Joanne married Loren G. Beal Jr. on September 25, 1954.

Joanne raised many other children while raising her own. She spent over thirty five years as the owner and operator of Beal's Day Care Center in Columbus. In her free time she enjoyed sewing for her family and others, completing home improvement projects and spending weekends at the family campsite on Lawrence Lake near Westfield Wisconsin. Joanne was always willing to lend a helping hand to others be they human or animal. She will be remembered as a faithful caring woman who always put God and family first.

Joanne is survived by her children: Beverly Beal (Steve) Loeck of Beaver Dam, Colleen (Dennis) Winter of Columbus, Michele Beal of Springfield, MO, and Michael (Heather) Beal of Fall River; her sisters: Delores (Vernon) Pogue and Phyllis (Russell) Frentzel both of Sun Prairie; her brother, Robert (Bonnie) Scheel of Waterloo; her grandchildren: Stacy (Nic) Margelofsky of Beaver Dam, Amie (Carl) Wolf of Beaver Dam, Kyle Winter of N.D., Michael Beal Jr. of Fall River, Brian (Missy) Loeck of DeForest, Brad (Samantha) Loeck of Whitefish Bay, Stephanie (Russell) Kramer of Sussex, and Zachary Beal of Fall River; her great-grandchildren: Makenna Winter, Landon Margelofsky, Gabrielle Loeck, Max Loeck, and Wyatt Wolf; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Loren in 2011; and her sister, Marcella Heiman.

The family would like to thank the Remembrance Home staff for the loving care and support they provided to Joanne and her family during the past few years.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus, the Dodge County Dementia Concerns Coalition or the Alzheimers Association.

One of God's most beautiful souls has left us to be at His side. We couldn't be more thankful that she is now at peace...yet so utterly lost, knowing only that we never again feel the warmth of her hug or the sound of her laughter. We, instead will feel her every hug shared between us; her daughters, Bev, Colleen, and Michele and her son, Michael. For we carry her in our hearts always. For this we are eternally grateful...Rest peacefully, Mom. We love you and will do our best to make you and Dad proud.

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