Obit: Hiles, Joann Kay (1948 - 2009)
Contact:: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Hiles, Chapel, Erickson, Zank, Brayden,
Hanuszczak, Marshall, Struensee, Marty, Scheel, Coyle, Hoffman,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 11, 2009
Hiles, Joann Kay (2 December 1948 - 4 November
Joann Hiles, 60, of Neillsville died Wednesday,
Nov. 4, 2009, at the Memorial Medical Center in
Joann Kay Hiles was born Dec. 2, 1948, in
Neillsville, the daughter of William and Josephine (Chapel)
Hiles. She graduated as valedictorian of the 1967 Granton
High School graduating class. She then attended and graduated
from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in elementary education.
Joann taught at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Loyal, Granton
Public School and Colby Catholic School, where she was also a
teacher’s aide. She lived with and took care of her parents
for 25 years. She also fed calves on the Zank farms for six and
one-half years. She worked at Figi’s in Neillsville and in
food service at the Memorial Medical Center in
Joann was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church
in Neillsville. She had a special love for animals,
especially cats and calves. She also loved to bake, and she
loved the Rolling Stones, the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee
Brewers. Most of all she loved spending time with her nieces
is survived by her siblings, Linda (Donald) Erickson of Neillsville
and their son, Jeremy (Missy) Erickson and their daughter Ava of
Sparta, Amber (Ronald) Zank of Neillsville and their children,
Clint (Heidi) Zank and their son, Brayden of Neillsville, and their
daughter, Becky Zank of Hartland, Donna Hanuszczak of Marshfield,
and her daughter, Autumn (Jim) Marshall and their son, Logan of
Neillsville, Sharon (Mike) Struensee of Neillsville and their
children, Sarah (Matt) Marty and their children, Kelsey and Breanna
of Neillsville, Carolyn Scheel of Madison, Lacey and Ben Struensee
of Neillsville and Jenny Struensee of Eau Claire and Mark (Julie)
Hiles of Granton and their children, Mandy (Travis) Coyle and their
daughter, Fox of Medford and Jenny (Jason) Hoffman and their son
Doug of Marshfield.
was preceded in death by her parents and
Funeral Services for Joann were held at 11 a.m.
Monday Nov. 9, 2009 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville
with Pastor James Gordon officiating. Visitation was from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Gesche Funeral Home in
Neillsville and one hour preceding services at the church.
Interment was in the Windfall Cemetery in
Casketbearers were her nephews.
Online condolences may be made at
The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted the family with arrangements.
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