Joan Roush (nee: Skonecki)
February 29, 1936 – August 1, 2022
Joanne passed away peacefully while in the loving care of her family at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Oak Creek, Wisconsin at the age of 86 and joined her son Aron Roush in Heaven.
Joanne is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 67 years, Harold Roush, her children that she adored: Renee King & Michael (RaeLynn) Roush, her cherished granddaughter Lora (George Cerny) King, and special “Ping Pong” great grandma of Madison and Nick Cerny, brothers: Dean(Connie) Skonecki, Don (Cathy) Skonecki, brother-in-laws: Jerry Roush, sister-in-laws: Arlen Roush and Shirley Skonecki, and is further survived by many nieces, nephews, family & friends.
Preceded in death by her parents: Caroline “Dolly” and Frank Skonecki, brothers: Francis, Stanley and Carl Skonecki, sisters: Barbara (Tony) Felchner, Carol (Ronnie) Swosinski, Dayle Skonecki, Jackie Kempski, brother in law: David Roush, sister in law: Joan Roush.
Joanne and Harold married on May 21, 1955 and embraced 67 years together. Her strength and unconditional love of family was an inspiration to everyone that knew her. She enjoyed playing bingo and packed up her bingo dabbers, lucky bingo charms & traveled often on the local bingo bus throughout Wisconsin hoping to return home with the big jackpot. She entertained many Saturday night Sheepshead & Poker parties with uncles and friends. She loved a good party. There wasn’t a celebration that went unnoticed; birthdays, communions, anniversaries, virtually every holiday on the calendar. The house was decorated for each holiday but Christmas was her favorite time of year. She boasted an elaborate Santa collection that was meticulously placed in the same spot each year. Even though her back may be achy and her knees not wanting to bend to well, she insisted on hosting these gatherings and spent countless days preparing. Her special Polish dishes were a “must have” on the menu.
Family traditions and staying connected with loved ones were an important part of her life so please join us in celebrating Joanne.
Visitation to be held Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (9200 So. 27th St., Oak Creek) with a Celebration
of Life and Time of Sharing to begin at 7:00pm.
Please feel free to bring or upload a favorite photo of Joanne and if you would like to share a story or write down a special memory, Pastor Tom will be happy to share it with everyone.