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Joan M.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, March 31, 2022

Heritage Funeral Home  6615 W. Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee, WI 53219

3-4:00 PM.  Celebration of Life at 4:00 PM

Guse, Joan M.

(nee Steingraeber)   Reunited with her beloved husband of 54 years, Carroll “Lee” Guse on Sunday, March 13, 2022 age 78 years.  Beloved mother of Jill (Steve) Smith, Karen (John) Drexler and Sandra (Richard) VanZeeland.  Sister-in-law of Beverly Walkowiak.  Special aunt of Jeffrey Walkowiak.  Great-aunt of Sarah and Katelyn.  Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Joan was an avid reader, remarkable speller, and rarely lost to anyone who dared challenge her at a game of Scrabble. She was proud of her volunteer work as a young adult in the Civil Air Patrol as well as her many years as a part-time medical transcriptionist at Aurora.  She enjoyed spending time with family, going out to dinner and the casino, and playing cards and other games. She also enjoyed shopping, baking, crocheting, and embroidery, and was always making special desserts and gifts for others. She had a soft spot for cats that provided her with comfort and happiness throughout her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend whose kindness and goofy sense of humor will be deeply missed.

Family and friends will gather at the Heritage Funeral home, 6615 W. Oklahoma Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53219 on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 3-4 PM.  Celebration of Life at 4:00 PM.


  1. LYNN & JAMIE DOE March 21, 2022 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Expressing our deepest sympathy

  2. Linda Schiller March 21, 2022 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I remember the very first time I met Joan. Uncle Lee brought her over to Grandma’s house, and I remember thinking how beautiful she was. She was a special lady and will be dearly missed. My condolences especially to Karen and Jill. Both parents gone. I know how hard this is for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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