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JoAn Waltemate

JoAn (Durham) Waltemate 84, of Neillsville, much beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother went home to the loving arms of God on April 16, 2024 at Colonial Living Center in Colby surrounded by her loving family. 

JoAn A. Durham was born May 11, 1939 to Alvin and Charlette (Walker)Durham. She graduated from Neillsville High School in the 1957.  JoAn married Earl Waltemate on December 21 1957 at St. John’s Parsonage in Neillsville. They celebrated 51 years of marriage. 

She is survived by her children; Roxanne (David) Taylor, Ronald (Kari) Waltemate, Roger (Renee) Waltemate, Robyn Rollins and Roberta (Keith) Schneider. She is further survived by 20 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. 

JoAn was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, daughter, Rochelle, great granddaughter, Zandaya, great grandson, Jonah, her parents, in- laws, brothers; Keith, Darrel and Wendell, sister, Nadine and several other family members. 

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024 at Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville with Pastor Chad Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday prior to the service.  Burial will take place at a later time with a private family service. 

JoAn’s family would like to thank the staff on 6 North of Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield, the Colonial Living Center and St. Croix Hospice for their care.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com

Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting JoAn’s family with Funeral arrangements.

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