Joan Josephine Wucherer, 83, Baraboo, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at St. Clare Meadows Health Care Center.
Joan was born on June 22, 1934, in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Senffner) Mutz. Joan was a graduate of Messmer High School in Milwaukee and attended Marquette University, graduating in 1956 with a degree in medical technology. On Nov. 17, 1956, she was united in marriage to Edward L. Wucherer at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2010.
After their marriage, they moved to Lake Amy Belle where they resided until 1967 before moving to Berlin, Wisconsin, where they lived for over 24 years. While living in Berlin, Joan was active in several service organizations in the community. In addition, she was a 12-year member of the Berlin Area School District Board of Education and participated in AFS where she and Edward hosted three students.
A job change brought them to Portage for five years, and then to Baraboo where they currently lived. While residing in Baraboo, Joan worked as a medical technologist at Medical Associates-Baraboo for over nine years and was a founding member of BASCO in September 2001. She enjoyed helping people and dearly loved her family and many friends.
Joan is survived by seven children, E.J. of Woodinville, Washington, Chris (Carey) Wucherer of Holmen, Lisa (Jim) Pruszka of Muskego, Tom (Val) Wucherer of Las Vegas, Jean (David) Bordewyk of Aurora, Colorado, Sharon (Dave) Barczak of Minnetonka, Minnesota and Julie (John) Puscheck of Naperville, Illinois; 19 grandchildren, Kristin, Kelly and Karoline Wucherer of Woodinville, Washington, James, Timothy and John Wucherer of Holmen, Tommy, Danny and David Pruszka of Muskego, Natalie and Aidan Wucherer of Las Vegas, Liam and Kate Donahue, Isabel Bordewyk of Aurora, Colorado, Claire, Evie and Sam Barczak of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Lauren and Cam Puscheck of Naperville, Illinois; brother Jim (Ginny) Mutz of St. Charles, Missouri; and special friends, Karl (Barb) Dettmering of Pewaukee, Terry (Beth) Kramer of Baraboo; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by a sister, Judy (Roger) Conklin; and a daughter-in-law, Yoshiko Otonari.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 304 East St., Baraboo, with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of Mass, with a luncheon immediately following.
Interment services will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 7301 W. Nash St., Milwaukee, with Father Michael Zeps officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be given to BASCO or the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home is assisting the family.