Joan Helen Krause, 64, of Edgar, passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday, July 3, 2020, at Marshfield Medical Center. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family during her last days of life.
Joan was born in Milwaukee on Dec. 18, 1955, the fifth child of Jospeh and Eleanore Drewek. Joan was raised and grew up in Edgar, where she attended St. John the Baptist Catholic School and later graduated from Edgar High School in 1974.
She loved life to the fullest and put so much love in raising her three children. Joan had an effortless love for animals, enjoyed painting, being outdoors and had a passion for teaching. After working years at Fore Way Express, she went on to achieve her master degree in education at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After elementary teaching and substituting at a variety of schools, Joan worked with international students at Northcentral Technical College. She later worked for Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee as a transportation security administrator.
Joan is survived by her husband, Jeff Jirschele; children: Amberly (Joshua) Moen, Devanie Krause (Tim Roesler), Jordan Krause (Jennifer Imhoff), Jennifer Jirschele (Brad Henke), Megan (John) Kendrick; grandchildren: Grant Hillman (Devanie), Beckett Moen (Amberly); brother, Arnie (Pat) Drewek; sisters: Georgean Durkee; Joyce Klinger; former spouse, Daniel Krause. She is further survived by many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eleanore Drewek; brother, Gary Drewek; brother-in-law, Eugene Klinger; along with grandparents, aunts and uncles.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 327 N. Third Avenue, Edgar, WI 54426.
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
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