|Joen M. Gehr|
Joen M. Gehr (née Praefke) died in her home in Eagle River Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. She was 71.
Mrs. Gehr was born on March 13, 1941, in Port Washington. She spent her childhood and teenage years in Thiensville and also enjoyed life in Allenton, Shawano, Land O’ Lakes, and Eagle River.She was employed as a waitress at Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River and was the Dump Matron for the town of Land O’ Lakes. Joan was most noted for her involvement with a state wolf study in Shawano.
Her hobbies included singing, dancing, acting, photo coloring, writing, and sharing a joke.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Mildred Praefke of Land O’ Lakes and her ex-husband, Larry Gehr.
Survivors include her aunt, Dorothy Dacquisto of Mequon; one brother, Allen “Skip” (Marie) Praefke of Neenah; one son, Rick (Oksana Vovka) of Land O’ Lakes; one grandson; two nephews; and many cousins, and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at the Eagle Waters Resort in Eagle River, Saturday, March 9, 2013.
|Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:59 PM|