Joan (Kundert) Rupnow, age 89 of Monroe, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Woods Crossing Nursing Home in Brodhead. Joan was born on October 14, 1930 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Ralph and Wilma (Norder) Kundert. She was married to Raymond Laverne Rupnow for 62 years; he preceded her in death on December 14, 2015.
Joan worked at St. Clare Hospital as a nurse in the Obstetrics ward for over two decades. She enjoyed reading, crafting, with a real love for quilting and needlepoint. She enjoyed spending time at the Monroe Senior Center where she learned to shoot pool becoming quite good at it. She enjoyed traveling to see historic sites and national parks with her family.
Raymond was a naval veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific Theater from 1944-1946. He worked as a serviceman for the North Central Gas Company in Monroe, He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the weeknight league at Windy Acres Golf Course. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan as well as Badger basketball and football fan. He is survived by his brother Gary (Ruth) Rupnow and three children Christine (Curt) Melick, Raymond Rupnow, Steven (Carol) Rupnow and three grandchildren Franz Rupnow, Metta (David) Gabler and Rebecca (Jake) Long. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Sara Rupnow.
Joan is survived by three sisters Carol (William) Moser, Marion (Thomas) Best, Patricia (Nathan) Isely and three children, Christine (Curt) Melick, Raymond Rupnow, Steven (Carol) Rupnow and three grandchildren Franz Rupnow, Metta (David) Gabler and Rebecca (Jake) Long. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Rupnow, sister Barbara (Kundert) Van Dixhorn and her granddaughter, Sara Rupnow.
It was the wish of both Raymond and Joan that a joint service be held at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home in Monroe. The service will be at 1 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12PM Noon until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers it is their wish that a donation be made to one of their favorite charities; Camp Okizu, Green County Humane Society or the National Parks Foundation; https://support.okizu.org Okizu, 83 Hamilton Dr. Ste 2000, Novato, CA 94949, https://www.greencountyhumane.org/donate Green County humane Society, N3156 WI-81, Monroe, WI 53566 https://www.nationalparks.org/ National Park Foundation 1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Ste 200, Washington D.C 20005.