Obituaries

In Memory Of

Joanne C. Zwaschka
July 1, 1949 - December 22, 2013

Visitation:
Saturday, January 4th, 2014 - 12:00 noon
Celebration of Life Dinner
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI 54493

Services:
Saturday, January 4th, 2014 - 12:00 noon
Celebration of Life Dinner
Holy Family Catholic Church
W8170 Main Street
Willard, WI 54493

Full Obituary

It is with profound sadness that the family of Joanne Zwaschka reports her loss to pancreatic cancer on December 22, 2013.

Joanne Clara Zwaschka, was born in Marshfield on July 1, 1949 to Walter & Clara (nee Routar) Hribar. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1967 and attended U. W. LaCrosse for one year. After leaving college she worked various jobs before beginning her 30 year career at Adult Development Services in Greenwood, Clark County. She retired from ADS in 2008.

On October 20, 1976 she married Tom Zwaschka and together they raised two sons, Adam and Lucas on the Hribar home farm in Willard, WI.

Joanne was a quiet pillar of the Greenwood/Willard community and was actively involved in the development of Settlers' Park in Willard. She was one of the founding members of the Greenwood school district Fine Arts Booster Club and remained its president until stepping down in 2005. She assisted senior citizens remain independent in their homes by helping them keep their medical appointments and perform activities of daily living. She also raised her beloved sheep for many years and enjoyed her birds, working in her gardens and long walks with the family dog "Miss Kitty of Dalhart, Texas".

Joanne is survived by her husband Tom of 37 years; Adam Zwaschka, (Emerald WI) and Lucas Zwaschka, (Greenwood, WI); her father Walter Hribar, (Greenwood, WI); brothers, Wally (Cheryl) Hribar, Prior Lake, MN, Tom (Lynn Eaton) Hribar New Prague, MN; sisters, Mary (Gerry) Denk, Crystal Lake, IL; Kathy (Tim Dew) Paredes, Conroe, TX; and Patti (Dennis) Suda, Spencer. She was preceded in death by her mother Clara C Hribar.

Family and friends are invited to join Joanne's family at a Celebration of Life Dinner on January 4th, 12:00 noon at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to the Oncology Department at the Marshfield Clinic be made in her memory.