K. Joanne Weiss, 59, of Augusta, passed away early Tuesday morning August 28, 2018, knowing that she was loved by her surrounding family.
Joanne fought a courageous eighteen year battle with a relentless cancer, but it was her determination and spunk that with the help of the wonderful medical community, gave her the extra time she so dearly cherished. The cancer did not define her as she continued to amaze everyone with her ability to live a full life. Karyl Joanne Weiss was born June 24, 1959 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Raphael (Ray) and Neva (Elrod) Weiss. In 1966 she moved with her family to Fall Creek where she attended elementary school. In 1973 they moved to Augusta and as a teenager she was active in sports and graduated from Augusta High School in 1978. Following graduation she bar-tended in Augusta before moving to Hartford in 1984. She worked several years at Micron Industries in Iron Ridge until developing a nerve damaging condition that limited the strength in her arm. This led to a very rewarding position for Joanne in the activity department at the Hartford Care Center. Her artistic ability and love for the residents was a winning situation for everyone. She loved the residents and to brighten their lives she often took her children and dogs to the center for a visit., In 2010 she moved back to Augusta with her son Sheldon, and until ill health forced her full retirement she had worked for her sister at Tugger’s Café.
Even though Joanne wasn’t physically able to do everything she wanted, that didn’t stop her from doing what she could. She was always working on craft and painting projects to give to family and friends and preparing and planning for the next craft sale. She enjoyed working in her lawn and flower gardens, spending time with her dogs and watching all the birds that she attracted to her back yard. She loved animals and you could often find her watching the Animal Plant programs on television. Growing up in a large family Joanne always look forward to getting together with loved ones whether it was dancing, playing pool, a Packer game Sunday, throwing bean bags or playing cards and board games. Joanne will certainly be remembered as a good soul who always went out of her way to help others. Over the years she volunteered where ever needed and spent many enjoyable hours working on the annual Hartford Haunted House. While in Augusta she participated with various fund raisers, and helped with the Augusta Lions Club and Augusta Toys for Tots and Teens. Joanne would not want to be remembered with tears but rather as an inspiration to others. The lives Joanne touched are now saddened but are blessed lives to have known her and with that are many great memories.
She is loved and dearly missed by so many who knew and loved her
including her daughter, Brook Weiss of Hartford; son Sheldon Rupp of Augusta; granddaughter, Kaia Weiss of Hartford; 7 sisters,Laneille and Jim Dieringer, Terrilee and Donny Zimdars all of Fillmore, Pat and Ron Schnorenberg of Hartford, Deb and Brent Buchholz of Fall Creek, Cheryl and Wade Warner, Mary (Tugger) and Joseph Francel and Marla Weiss all of Augusta; 2 brothers, Roger Weiss and Peggy Nelson, Bob and Pam Weiss all of Augusta; brother-in-law, Dale Krier of Random Lake; aunts and uncles, Willard and Jean Weiss of Columbus, Maxine Myers of Alpena, MI, Reneta Cowman of Highmore, SD, Lois Weiss of Fillmore, Patty Weiss of Hot Springs, SD; many nieces and nephews and their families; a host of dear friends, beloved 4 legged companion Halo; and “sister-Rene”.
Joanne was preceded in death by her father Ray on Oct. 8, 1991; mother Neva on Sept. 19, 1987; sisters, Pam Moss on Nov. 6, 1983 and Melodie Krier on Nov. 21, 2007; nephew Brandon Moss on March 2, 1988; and canine companion Tinker Bell.
Joanne loved spending time together with family and friends. In keeping with her wishes the family will be honoring Joanne’s memory with a time to share memories, food, laughter and games.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th. from 2 to 6 p.m.??? at the Augusta Lions Hall located at 200 E. Lincoln Street in Augusta.
The family is assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
The Weiss family would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and concern shown to us during this difficult time. Also, a very special thank you to her physicians and
medical staff that cared for her over the years and to everyone else that brightened Joanne’s day along the way. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com