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Joan Mary White

Joan Mary White, 95, of Sheboygan, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at her home.

Joan was born on January 15, 1923, in Kewaskum, to John and Barbara (Schneider) Lehnerz. She was a 1941 graduate of Kewaskum High School. On September 14, 1946 she married Cecil White, he preceded her in death on December 11, 1997. Joan was a dedicated wife and mother to their six children.

Joan was a member of St. George Parish, and Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls. During her years at St. George, she was a faithful choir member, CCD teacher and a member of the Christian Mothers. Joan was also a member of St. Vincent De Paul and volunteered at the store. She participated with the Town of Wilson Homemakers and helped in the health room at Jackson Elementary School. Joan enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, and playing cards with friends. She loved nature, especially hiking and gardening.  

Joan is survived by her six children, Barbara White of Sheboygan, Louise (Michael) White-Roach of Eau Claire, Annette (Tom) Gryglewski of Hingham, Mary (Peter) Martin of Mount Calvary, Mike (Deb) White of Sheboygan, and Cate (Mark) Pearce of Plymouth; fourteen Grandchildren, Andrea Pelloquin, Christy (Kyle) Moen, Sara Martin, Laura (Kevin) Wagner, Katrina (Brian) Mauk, Tessa (Brad) TenHaken, Jessica (Jason) Riley, Jacob (Erin) Martin, Madeline Martin, Gina (Brad) Breit, John White, Aaron (Libby) White, Noah Pearce, and Nicholas Pearce; and 17 great grandchildren and one more on the way. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil White; one granddaughter, Stacey White; two great grandchildren, Angel and Boyd Mauk; two sisters, Genevieve Lehnerz, and Mercedes (Robert) Hetebrueg; and two brothers, Albion (Jeanne) Lehnerz, and Harold Lehnerz.

A funeral service to celebrate Joan's life will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6pm at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls with Rev. Dennis VanBeek officiating. A burial will take place at St. George Catholic Cemetery in Town of Wilson.

Relatives and friends may greet the family at the church on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 3pm until the time of service at 6pm.

A memorial fund is being established in her name.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to their sister Barb, for all the wonderful care and love that she gave to mom and to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, especially Mary Ann; Dr. Coulis' office, especially Joe Miller, and Dr. Dean Mancheski for the care and compassion they gave to Joan.

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The Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the White family with arrangements.

Services Rendered by: Wenig Funeral Home

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