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Joan Wipperfurth

Joan Theresa Wipperfurth, 85, of Roxbury, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 19, 1931, to the late John and Philomene (Miller) Heinz. Joan graduated from Waunakee High School; class of 1950. Joan married Leo Wipperfurth at St. John the Baptist Church on April 14, 1951 in Waunakee; they recently celebrated 66 years together. She enjoyed raising her children at home and later worked at Dane County Outreach, Fish Building Supply and U.B.C. of Sauk City. Joan was an active member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Roxbury, where she previously served as parish secretary, religious education coordinator, and was an active member of the Council of Catholic Women. She often crocheted beautiful blankets; knitted socks, mittens, hats, and sweaters; and patched blue jeans for everyone. She enjoyed playing cards, attending family events, and visiting with her grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her husband Leo; children, Susan (Ed Leykauf), Gary (Mary Ann), Mark (Debi), Paul (Angie), Ron (Juanita); grandchildren, Wendy (Craig) Meinholz; Becky (John Ruhland), Eric (Lisa), Erin (Brian Cribbs), Neil (Christina), Amanda (Nate Stertz), Ryan, Trisha, Jason (Nicole Kippley), David (Cara), Ashley; great-grandchildren, Brice, Kaili, Seth (Calista Hoffman), Simon, Lucas, Cade, Kolby, Rayna, Parker, Addison, Ethan, Cole, Kayla, Evann, Julia, Brock, Miles; a sister, Jan (Connie) Pulvermacher-Ryan. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews; other relatives, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Marion Noltner, William “Bud” Heinz, Alice Pulvermacher, and Jean Enge.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at St. Norbert Catholic Church, Roxbury, with Fr. Christopher Padilla. A visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Hooverson Funeral Home, Sauk City, where the rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held the morning of mass from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the St. Norbert Cemetery.

Hooverson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at