Obit: Kieser, Joann T. #2 (1930 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Ellenbecker, Erenz, Kieser, Leichtman, Paul, Quade, Raasch, Stockey, Voigt

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 6/25/2015

Kieser, Joann T. (Voigt) (12 OCT 1930 - 20 JUN 2015)

Joann T. Kieser, age 84, of Abbotsford, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford. The Rev. Dr. Gary Paul will officiate.

Interment will be held in the Abbotsford Public Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 23 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the church.

Joann was born October 12, 1930 in Wauwatosa, the daughter of Harley and Cora (Raasch) Voigt. She was united in marriage to Donald Kieser on July 17, 1954 in Wauwatosa. They moved to Athens and then lived the last 55 years in Abbotsford. Joann worked briefly as a substitute teacher and at Abby Cafe but mostly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was an avid reader, played the violin and loved music, enjoyed bowling, playing cards and was a pet lover. Joann was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, and taught Sunday School for many years.

Joann is survived by her husband, Donald of 60 years; five children: Geoffrey (Ann) of Fayetteville, NC, Coralee (Patrick) Ellenbecker of Owen, Lori Leichtman of Abbotsford, Don (Paula) of Unity and Michael (Amy) of West Bend; 16 grandchildren: Robin, Angie, Geoff, Tristan, Leslie, Nita, Doug, Lora, Jenny, Brian, Seth, Molly, Maggie, Alex, Ethan and Maddie; nine great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her two sisters: Lois Stockey of Victoria Island, British Columbia, Canada and her twin sister, Joyce (Burton) Erenz of Greenfield; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Quade.

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