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Joan E Seipel

Joan E Seipel

Joan E. Seipel (nee: Webb), Lover of God, family and life, died peacefully at home in Eau Galle, WI on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at the age of 86.

Joan was born, baptized, raised and retired in Eau Galle with her working years spent living and raising a family of eight kids in the Maplewood/Oakdale area, with her husband John of nearly 60 years. She was a devout Catholic, dedicated wife, beloved mother and exceptionally hard worker. Joan loved polka dancing, playing cards, picking raspberries, praying the rosary and gardening. Joan touched the lives of everyone she met. In addition to raising her own kids, she was also a fabulous daycare provider, always taking the kids to the park.

Joan was a baker and provider, filling her children’s bellies with delicious home cooked meals and endless supplies of baked goods. A maid with her millions of loads of laundry. A medic with the attitude of “don’t call the ambulance, call Mom first!” A teacher who taught us to be hardworking and responsible. A cabbie, driving the station wagon for our Sunday morning newspaper routes.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, George and Josephine (Biesterveld) Webb; husband, John; grandchildren, Kyle and Angela Kochendorfer and many siblings. She is survived by her children, Jerry (Gina), Jim (Betty), Jeanne (Macy) Brent, Joni (Rick) Kochendorfer, Jack, Judy (Tom) Lee, Jill (Tom) McGuire and Joy (Adam) Tebbutt, 21 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren with one on the way, other relatives and friends.

Joan will be greatly missed and never forgotten. She will be forever in our hearts. We appreciate all the devoted time, energy and sacrifices she made her entire life for her family. She was the best Mom ever and voted #1 Mom 63 years in a row!

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM, Monday, July 25, 2022 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle, with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Monday.

Memorials are preferred in Joan’s name to St. Henry’s Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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


  1. Katherine Cook

    Joni, Jeanne, Joy and family
    Your Mom always had the sweetest smile .... we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother
    we rejoice in the reunion with your awesome dad
    They both leave a legacy of love and joy which is evident through their children
    Hugs to all !
    Kathy Cook & Al Lange

  2. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Joan. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  3. Mark and Bockhee Stevenson

    So sorry for your loss. I always remember your mother was such a hard worker and seemed to have room for at least one more mouth at whatever meal I happened to be around for. We are praying for you all at this time.

  4. Pamela cowan

    So very very sorry about your loss. Our parents were/are the very BEST parents anyone could ever have. My deapest sympaythy for you all. All my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Kathleen Lieffring

    So sorry for your loss! Joan used to babysit me on the rare occasion that my parents went out. When she moved back to Eau Galle I would see her at St. Henrys and had a chance to visit with her. She will certainly be missed by all.!

  6. Lyn Pariseau (Strandskov)

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Had a lot of good memories with Joan and the family living in the neighborhood in Maplewood.

  7. Patti & Ron Webb

    So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly dyru missed. We certainly enjoyed our visits. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Ron and Patti Webb

  8. Williams Maryjo

    Joni, such a beautiful send off of your mom. I remember seeing you all at Tranny in church and thinking how Cool it would of been being in your large blonde family.

    A huge hug to you my friend, your losses have been to many, for that I'm sorry.
    Losing our greatest cheerleader in Life is beyond hard.

    Blessings to your entire family and all who loved "your momma"
    MaryJo Williams
    School friend

  9. Ray R Nash

    Staple family. So sorry for your loss. She is a wonderful person and she will be deeply missed. I miss all the sample gatherings. They were so much fun she always cooked food and made everybody welcome our prayers are with you. God bless

  10. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for Your Loss of Your Mother, God Bless You All ????❤️????.

  11. Mary Beth Savre

    Thinking of all of you as your Mom was such an amazing person.. she always had such a sense of humor .. I can still her her laugh..
    l also will never forget her green tomato pie!
    What a loss for all of you ..
    Sending you thoughts and prayers,
    Mary Beth Savre

  12. susan Goodman

    ~Seipel Family~
    Your mom was the BEST!
    Always a smile on her face and a hug for all!
    She baked awesome sweets and was so loved & appreciated by our entire Maplewood Neighborhood!!

    RIP, Lovely Lady!
    Susan Reiter Goodman

  13. Jeanine Webb

    Thinking of your family with much love at this time of great loss. Joan was a bright light in all our lives.

  14. Pat and Al Baier

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Joan's passing. I can only imagine how difficult the last few months have been. She and Uncle John are probably dancing up a storm at the gates of Heaven. God Bless them both.

  15. Carol Pickerign

    Sending our love and prayers to all family members. So sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  16. Floyd and Marge Briggs

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss her friendly and warm smile. Enjoyed visiting with her whenever we could.

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