Joan Louise Schuppel
Joan Louise Schuppel (nee Mielke), age 75, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend on Tuesday Decem – ber 7, 2021. She was born on May 1, 1946, in West Bend to Roy and Louise (Luepke) Mielke. She graduated from Slinger High School class of 1964. She married Richard Schuppel on Jan uary 7, 1967.
Joan loved to garden and took pride in her yard, es pecially the banana trees she grew. She enjoyed playing the slot machines, being outdoors as she was an avid deer hunter, fishing, and going up north to her land and cabin in Ashland County. She loved horse – back riding and won third place barrel racing with her horse, Turff. She was also third runner up to be rodeo queen in her younger days. She enjoyed playing dice and cards with her kids. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grand child. Also, with her beloved dog, Max. Those were her pride and joy. She had a heart of gold and always put others before herself.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Schuppel; her daughter, Jennifer Schuppel; her sons, Jason and William (Tiffanie) Schuppel; her grandsons, C.J. and Richard West, her granddaughter, Ciera West, and her great-grandson, Nathan Elm Jr.; her sister, Rhea Schmidt; her brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Joanne Schuppel; her nephew, Michael Schuppel, and her three nieces, Melissa and Amy (Chad) Schuppel and Gail (Wayne) Nickels. Also, her beloved dog, Max, and many family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Louise Mielke; her mother and father-in-law, Leeland and Dorothy Schuppel; and her brother-in-law, Harvey Schmidt.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, at Zion EV Lutheran Church (6430 Hwy D, Allenton) with Pastor Steven Bode presiding.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16, from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. She will placed at Zion Church Cemetery following the service. Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church are appreciated.
The Phillip Funeral of West Bend is assisting the family. 262 338-2050 / wwwphillipfuneralhome.com