Joan O’Loughlin

Joan O'Loughlin

Joan O’Loughlin

Joan M. O’Loughlin, age 76, of Adams, Wisconsin died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at her home following a long battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Father James P. McNamee will officiate. Interment will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Friends may call again on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Joan was born July 2, 1936 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Roy and Marie (Morris) Sage. She graduated from St. Mary Springs High School in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and later attended Marion College in Fond du Lac. She married James Raymond O’Loughlin on April 27, 1963 at Presentation Church in North Fond Du Lac. The couple lived in North Fond du Lac before moving to Adams in 1976. Joan worked at the Day Care Center and also worked for the Adams-Friendship School District as a teacher’s aide. Joan enjoyed playing the piano, shopping, cooking, going up north to the cottage, spending time with her grandchildren.

Joan was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and was an Eucharist Minister for St. Joseph’s. Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for Masses.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Marie Sage.

Survivors include her husband: James O’Loughlin of Adams, Wisconsin; son: Richard O’Loughlin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; daughter: Molly (Doug) Wiese of Friendship, Wisconsin; grandson: Brian O’Loughlin of Kenosha, Wisconsin; granddaughter: Brenna Bays of Friendship, Wisconsin; grandson: Collin Bays of Friendship, Wisconsin; sister,  Mary Ellen (David) Haack of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; sister: Alexandra (LeRoy) Braun of N. Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. American Cancer Fund says:

    The staff of American Cancer Fund™ at is sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. We have just received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

  2. Dennis Bubla says:

    I am just getting the word here in San Antonio. Joan was just awesome, simply awesome, amazing, there are no words that could describe. She had the most kind words for all of us students from AF High, and personally helped me out on so many numerous occasions. As with all of the students, when we needed a “motherly” shoulder to cry on, needed advice, when we cried, she hugged us us, and yes even gave us a warm supper, often when we were down and out–Joan was there in our childhood and young formative adult lives. She is and was such a role model. It is so sad to hear of her passing. Jim, Molly and Rich, please know that I am thinking of you.

  3. Teresa Marti says:

    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Enjoyed living across the alley from you. I remember Molly coming over to play with Joey and Jessie. My deepest sympathy.

  4. Robin, Warren and Heather Gayton says:

    I Just learned of Joans passing today. I am so sorry to hear of Joans passing. My prayers are with your family. We will miss her very much.

    Robin, Warren and Heather Gayton and all of your friends from Antler Ridge.

  5. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not there to see;
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me.
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
    The way you did today;
    While thinking of the many things
    We didn’t get to say.

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you;
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me too.
    But when tomorrow starts without me
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand.

    He said my place was ready
    In heaven far above;
    And that I’d have to leave behind,
    All those I dearly love.
    But as I turned to walk away,
    A tear fell from my eye;
    For all my life, I’d always thought
    I didn’t want to die.

    I had so much to live for,
    So much yet to do;
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That I was leaving you.
    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad;
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.

    If I could relive yesterday
    Just even for awhile,
    I’d say goodbye and kiss you
    And maybe see you smile.
    But then I fully realized
    That this could never be;
    For emptiness and memories
    Would take the place of me.

    And when I thought of worldly things
    I might miss come tomorrow;
    I thought of you, and when I did,
    My heart was filled with sorrow.
    But when I walked through heaven’s gates
    I felt so much at home;
    When God looked down and smiled at me
    From His great golden throne.

    He said, “This is eternity
    And all I’ve promised you;
    Today your life on earth is past,
    But here it all starts anew.”
    “I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last;
    And since each day’s the same day,
    There’s no longing for the past.”
    “But you have been so faithful,
    So trusting and so true;
    Though at times you did do things,
    You knew you shouldn’t do.”
    “But you have been forgiven
    And now at last you’re free;
    So won’t you take my hand
    And share my life with me?”

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think we’re far apart
    For every time you think of me,
    I’m right here in your heart.

  6. Mandy Stanley says:

    Jim and Molly-
    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a remarkable lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.

  7. Mary Moore says:

    Jim and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Joans passing. I have such great memories of her and I going to Dance (Pom) Competition when Molly and my daughters were in school together. And the meeting house was at the O’Loughlin house for the girls to get ready for competion, and practices. Joan was always there for them. She loved her family very much , always there for support. She is one special lady and will be remembered as that. God Bless and may He comfort you at this time of loss.

  8. Pam Parks says:

    So sorry for your loss. Joan was always such a caring person and one of the first people I met when I moved here. She will be misssed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Steve Wozniak says:

    To Jim,Rich and Molly,it is with great sadness that I find this news of Joans passing.She was always happy to stop and chat whenever I would see her.I will always remember her enthusiasum for our music when she would come and watch us play .She was a pleasure to know.

  10. Mike & Carmen French says:

    We grieve for the loss of your Joannie. We’re certain that you will cherish the good years that you shared.

  11. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    Molly, Jim and Rich,and family

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your wife,mom and grandmother, She will be dearly missed. I remember spending a lot of time with her growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead.. Rest in Peace Joan you will be forever remembered and always missed.. God bless your family I pray he keeps them all close in his arms in the days ahead.. hugs to all of you as you prepare to say good bye and lay this amazing woman to rest..

  12. Roger and Ellen Chambers says:

    To the family of Joan’s please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joan surely was a very special lady and will truly be missed.

  13. Barb Hinn North Port Florida says:

    So sorry to hear about Joan. I have warm memories of her when I was young and living in North Fond du Lac. She was a great friend and cousin to my mother, Pat Hinn. Peace and love to you all.

  14. Isolina Jackson says:

    My condolences… Joan was a wonderful caring woman and I’m glad I had an opportunity to meet her. My prayers are with you all in hopes for healing and love.

  15. Aura Rasmussen says:

    My brother, John Secord informed us of Joan’s passing.
    We were great friends in high school, but unfortunately we lost track of one another, and hadn’t been in contact in many years.
    Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to your family.

  16. Sue (Hinn) McManus says:

    Jim, Richard, Molly and families,
    Mom called me and told me Joanie had passed away last Thursday. My sincerest sympathy to you all. Joan was such a vibrant, happy person and I have wonderful memories of her! She was a wonderful cousin to Mom–more like a sister, really. I will be unable to make it for the services, but please know that my thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. RIP Joan!

  17. kevin brekke says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have known Joan better. I think back at our encounters on the
    horseshoe courts, most notable at New London. I am sorry I will not be able to make it for the funeral
    but be assured that you and yours are in my prayers. I will lift up special prayers at our lenten service on Wednesday
    and our Friday evening prayer time at church.

  18. Valerie Mecklenburg-Holland says:

    So sorry for your heart and prayers are witb you.

  19. Mike and Karen Ann Hoffman says:

    Jim, Mike and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Joan. Joan never failed to have a smile and a warm hug for us. Her friendship, and yours, is very dear to us.

  20. Eddie and Joan Morgan says:

    Jim, Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss. She is resting in peace after her long battle with cancer. Share The memories of good times with each other as you work your way through the sadness.

  21. Loren Lecy and Peg Henriksen says:

    we are so sorry on your loss. as you hold each other close share your memories. May God, family and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  22. Doris Collins says:

    Jim Molly and Family, So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady she will be missed

  23. Tammy (Graham) Hammond says:

    Jim and family ,I am so sorry to hear of the lost of Joan.I pray that GOD give you peace and comfort during this time.

  24. Judy Michel Ross says:

    Dear Jim,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Joan will surly be missed. I remember her this summer at the cabin looking so happy and surrounded with all whom she loved. How wonderful to have been able to spend these moments together.
    If you need anything please let me know.

  25. Robert and Joann Daley says:

    Jim and Family
    Sorry to hear about Joan’s passing, she will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Pat and Tom Sutter says:

    Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

  27. Sherrry Sherd says:

    Oh my gosh I am so very sorry to hear of Joans passing ! Molly your mum was such a wonderful woman! James, you and Joan used to come into the Hallmark store where I worked and you both were always laughing and joking with each other. I will miss her smile and her generous spirit! My prayers and thoughts with all of you doing this very sad time……….

  28. Susan Bitsky says:

    Molly and family,
    I feel so sad that your mom is gone she was the perfect example of a LADY! And what a lady i will miss seeing and talking with her at all your childrens school events. You can all be so proud that you had such a wonderful roll model for your family. She always showed so much love for you all. It certainly showed on her face and in the smiles when she talked about you. as sad as it is feel blessed that you have good memories to hold close to your heart. With sympathy.