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Joan B. Konkel , Age 87

November 24, 1934 --June 14, 2022

Joan Barbara Konkel, age 87, passed away at Meadow View Memory Care in Baraboo, Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Joan was born November 24, 1934 in Prairie du Sac to Paul and Mildred Kirner, the third of eight children. She was a graduate of Portage High School. On May 1, 1954 Joan married Walter Wally Konkel. They were married for almost 60 years and blessed with three children, grandchildren and a large extended family.

Joan loved family gatherings and always provided great meals with amazing desserts. Her sugar cookies and pumpkin torte were holiday favorites. She enjoyed traveling with her close friend Margaret Bildsten. Their adventures included trips to Italy, Hawaii and Manitoba and a train trip to the west coast. Her funny one-line jokes brought laughter to everyone.

Joan is survived by her children, Terry and Karll Kruse, Portage; Lori and Jim Turek, Green Bay; Jeff Konkel and Andrea Klitzke, Portage; grandchildren, Katelyn Kruse, Kristopher Kruse, Mia Turek and Tim Turek; sisters and brothers, Joyce Herwig, Janice Frank, Ron (Arlene) Kirner, Jackie Healy, Larry Kirner, Jeanne Baertsch; sister-in-laws, Delores Bublitz, Janelle (Allan) Zurbachen; Barb Kluge; Karen Nichols; numerous nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; parents, Paul and Mildred Kirner; father and mother-in-law, George and Myrtle Konkel; sister, June Bunny Koroch, brothers-in-law, Stuart Herwig, Fred Koroch, Everett Frank Jr., Ken Bublitz, Bob Kluge, Dale Nichols; and son-in-law, Peter Sviatoslavsky.

A celebration of Joan's life will be held at the family farm at a future date. Her beautiful smile and sense of humor will be missed.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadow View and Agrace Hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorial donations may be made to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Wendy Amundson June 17, 2022

Friend Smyrna , Georgia

Thinking of you all. Lovely words to describe Joan.

Julie Liss June 17, 2022

friend Scottsdale , Arizona

Thinking of you as you celebrate Joan's beautiful life well lived.

Randall & Jane Rietmann & family June 17, 2022

friend Merrimac , Wisconsin

Joan was a great person. We loved visiting with her. She will be missed.

Christine Dimond June 20, 2022

Friend New Berlin , Wisconsin

Sending love and hugs! Thinking of you, sorry for your loss.

Susan Jensen June 29, 2022

Caregiver Merrimac , Wisconsin

Sending you all much sympathy in the loss of Joan. I am thankful for the time I knew Wally and Joan. She will be missed.