JOAN L. SCHUENKE
Joan L. (Mrs. Roger) Schuenke, age 76 of Faribault died on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault at a later date.
Memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, January 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Joan Lois, the daughter of James and Hazel (Walker) Nolden was born July 29, 1932 in Sauk Rapids. She spent her younger days living in Watertown, WI and moved to Faribault in 1947. She graduated from Faribault High School in 1951. After graduation she worked at Jostens in Owatonna and the Dairy Queen in Faribault. Joan married Roger Schuenke on August 12, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault. They moved to Omaha, NE in 1953 where she worked for Peter Kiewit Construction Co. Upon moving back to Faribault in 1954, she worked for the Dairy Queen, Robinson’s Greenhouse, Faribault Junior High Cafeteria, Folsom’s Radio & TV, Basilleo’s Pizza, American Legion Post 43 and the Signature Restaurant until her retirement. Her favorite pastime was knitting, with cooking coming in a close second.
She is survived by her husband, Roger; four children, Bryan (and Bryn) of Dundas, Stewart (and Cynthia) of Faribault, Bennett (and Ann) of Elysian and Teresa Swanson of Eden Prairie; sister Karen (and Fred) Becker of Nerstrand; seven grandchildren, Hollie (and Brian) Laney, Matthew and Michael Schuenke, Craig and Scott Swanson, Gina and Billy Rosas; one great grandson, Alexander Laney; sisters in law, Agnes Nolden of Lompoc, CA and Margaret “Jeanne” Nolden of San Dimas, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step father Milton Freier; brothers, James, Norbert and Duane “Sonny” Nolden and sister in law Maralew Nolden.
To the whole family my thoughts and prayers are with you, and i want you to know that you are a very wonderful family to have met i know how much you cared for joan as well did I. I will truly miss joan and the entire family please remember that i am here i wish i could join you during this time.
Roger, My heartfelt sympathies go out to you. I know that there will be a huge void in your life. I know when my dad passed away it was so hard not to drive to the nursing home to see him because I had been doing it for so long. Please take comfort that she is not in pain and is now with her loved ones who have passed on. Take care, Candy
To Roger and family; I was very sorry to hear about Joans passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. David Fiebiger