Joan Roush (nee: Skonecki)

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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.


  1. Karen Gilles Picard August 6, 2022 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Mr. Roush, Renee & Michael,
    My deepest sympathies on your loss! I have special memories growing up as neighbors in 58th Street. Also, my sincerest condolences on your loss of Aron. I was not aware of his passing until yesterday. May your memories be eternal!
    Karen Gilles Picard

    • Renee King August 7, 2022 at 9:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen, thank you. Our family is heart broken over the loss of Aron in November and now our Mother. We will hold our memories in our hearts to help heal from this difficult time.

  2. Steven King August 6, 2022 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Steve, Monica and Christopher King wish to give our condolences to your entire family on the loss of your beloved matriarch. The kingdom of heaven is a little more rocking today. We love you all. We may not be there in person we are there in spirit! Love to you all!

    • Renee King August 7, 2022 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you Steve, Monica & Christopher. We are all still grieving over the loss of my brother Aron (he passed away last November) so this is especially hard for us to accept.

  3. Jacqueline Piwonski August 7, 2022 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    My deepest Sympathies to Harold, Renee, and Michael.
    May the Love she had for you and the Love you had for her,
    help you through this time.
    Jackie Piwonski

    • Renee King August 7, 2022 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you Jacqueline. Our family bonds are strong and will see us through this difficult time.

  4. James Knudson August 8, 2022 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Sympathies to Harold, Renee, and Mike so sorry for your loss, she is in peace now, with no pain and wings to fly the earth forever.

    • Renee King August 11, 2022 at 10:29 pm - Reply

      Yes, her Angel wings are wide and will protect and watch over our family. Thank you for attending the services and I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak with you personally.

  5. Lorry August 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    My Dear Auntie. My fondest memory was when I was about 5 years and my mom bringing me to the house on 58th and the pool in the backyard and I was crying to go in and my mom didn’t bring my swimsuit and my auntie said let her swim in her underwear so I did. She is now hanging out laughing with my mom up in Heaven. Love Lorry Swosinski

    • Renee King August 11, 2022 at 10:40 pm - Reply

      Hi Lorry, thank you for sharing this memory of your Aunt Joanne. She held a special place in her heart for all of her nieces and nephews! The roses were beautiful and I’m happy we could spend time sharing stories. Our Mom’s loved each other so much. Now they can keep their silly pranks and jokes going!

  6. Bernadine Tischer August 9, 2022 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    My deepest feelings at the loss of your wife and mother.
    She and my cousin Angie were roommates at Ignite. It was always a joy to have a conversation with Joan each time I visited. She was such a lovely woman. I am truly saddened at her passing.

    • Renee King August 11, 2022 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Bernadine, thank you so much for your kind words and keeping my Mom company with your visits. Angie is such a sweet, gracious woman that I will hold near and dear. I visited with her several times while Mom was in Hospice to give her updates. I hope she is well?

  7. Sandra Valdovinos August 10, 2022 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences. Joan & my mom were good friends for years. My mom, Audrey (Stout) Dufek left us in 1981. I can hear the heavens roaring out their laughter as they did here on earth! You were blessed to have your mom for all her years to build sweet memories!

    • Renee King August 11, 2022 at 11:00 pm - Reply

      Sandra, thank you for reaching out to our family. I do remember your Mom and the gang of Dufek’s (I know you had many siblings). I’m sure they will find each other in heaven and continue the shenanigans!

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