Joan Korsmeyer

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Joan Korsmeyer, formerly of Beardstown, died February 10, 2016 at Virginia Highlands Health Care in Germantown, Wisconsin.

She was Born April 18, 1937 in Rural Beardstown daughter of Louis H. Korsmeyer and Amelia Fricke Korsmeyer.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Lamb and Irene Lamkin, two sisters-in-law, Betty Lamb Korsmeyer and Carnell Jolly Korsmeyer, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers; Melbourne, Norman and Willard.

Joan graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1955.  She attended Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Illinois. Joan worked at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a Librarian. She was the head librarian at Mount Mary University upon her retirement. 

Memorials have been suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 24th from 5-7PM at Max Sass and Sons Funeral Home located at 1515 W Oklahoma Ave Milwaukee, WI. A Graveside Memorial service will be held at St John’s Lutheran Cemetery at 11 AM on Saturday, March 5th, 2016.

Condolences may be left online at
Colwell Memorial Home of Beardstown in charge of Graveside Services.