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Joan M Cuppett

Joan M Cuppett

Joan Marie Cuppett, 58, Addison, PA passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Uniontown Hospital. She was born July 6, 1959 in Durand, Wisconsin, a daughter of Fred and Darlene (Bauer) Sobottka. Her parents and a sister, Jean Rix preceded her in death.

Joan received her LPN degree from Redwing Technical College with honors. She went on to be long term care nurse at the Heritage of Elmwood Care Center in Elmwood for almost 10 years. Joan met the love of her life, Ivan Cuppett and moved to Pennsylvania. She continued her career as a long term care nurse at South Fayette Care Center for almost 10 years, until her health forced her to retire.

Joan enjoyed taking care of people. She also enjoyed going to casinos, traveling and shopping, especially for shoes. Most of all, Joan loved to spend time with family and friends.

Joan is survived by her husband, Ivan; daughters, Nicole Miller and husband, Lloyd, Durand, Michelle Brantner and fiancé, Michael Richards, Elk Mound, Wisconsin and Alicia Rodgers and her boyfriend, Kody Konsela, Eau Galle, Wisconsin; step sons, Matthew Cuppett and wife, Julie, Boston, Massachusetts and Kevin Cuppett, Fukuroi, Shizuoka Province, Japan; grandchildren, Kegan, Brady, Abby, Bela, Chase, Madelyn, Corbin, Delanie and Scarlett; brothers, Fred “Fritz” Sobottka and wife, Sandy, Hudson, Wisconsin, Bob “Ponch” Sobottka and wife, Georgene, Eau Galle, Mike Sobottka and wife, Laurie, Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Pat Sobottka, Eau Galle; sister, Jill Halfen and husband, Charlie, Eau Galle and brother-in-law, Don Rix, Eau Galle.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Rev. Jerry Hoeser will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM -8:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Thom Rutherford

    Our thoughts, prayers, and Heartfelt caring hopes are with you ALL!!! Thom and The Rutherford Family.

  2. Amy Cady

    I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I worked with Joan at the nursing home In Elmwood. We had lots of good laughs together. She was an excellent nurse. God bless. -Amy Cady

  3. Rodney Gilles

    Joan was a "rock" on the night shift at Heritage of Elmwood. I never worried about what was going on when she was working. She was very forthright and had a great sense of humor. My sympathy to the family of a great lady.
    Rodney Gilles, former administrator

  4. Judy Knox

    So sorry to hear of this. Joan was an excellent nurse and a great person to work with. The best to her family.

  5. Rene (DeLong) Blomquist

    I used to work with Joanie at the nursing home in Elmwood in high school. She was such a fun lady with witty humor. She sure made the shift go by faster. My condolences and prayers for all of you. She will be missed.

  6. Uncle Emery & Aunt Doris

    We are sad to learn of Joan's passing. We have many fond memories of our families gathering for summer reunions and celebrating special occasions. Although it's difficult to see beyond the sorrow now, may your memories help comfort you as you celebrate Joan's life. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Uncle Emery & Aunt Doris

  7. Paula Smith

    Ponch and family so sorry for your loss I'll keep your family in my prayers

    Paula. Smith

  8. Marge Binkowski

    I worked with Joan at Heritage of Elmwood, many years ago. My condolences to Joan's children, and siblings. I enjoyed our friendship.

  9. Donna Anderson

    To the girls of Joan -- your mother was great and awesome lady ... Know matter what happens in life your mother will always be in your heart ( all of you )... I worked with your mom for many years at the Elmwood nursing home and she was the best nurse I ever new and the best friend a person could ever have.... I am so sorry for your loss .... Please remember you will always be loved by your mom ... Prayers to you all .....

  10. Marcia Cox

    Our deepest Sympathy to the families. May your memories bring you peace in knowing Joan is pain free and with family. R.I.P. Joan...

  11. Donna and Richard Karshbaum

    May God Bless you All !!!!!

  12. Sandy & Fred Sobottka

    Your memory & fun stories will be alive with us forever until we can meet again! Joan, we will miss your laughter & your presence but know as the song goes "We can only Imagine" the peace & content you have found in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ and our other loved ones. Until we meet again, hugs and sad good byes! From your earthly brother and sister in law.

  13. Carol hunter

    Thinking of your families,you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy.

  14. Marj & Terry Hagen

    Michelle, Nicole and Alicia..our heartfelt sympathy go out to you and your family.. I haven't seen your Mom since she got her LPN license.way back in '98...this is so sad and our prayers are with you all..much love..

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