February 28, 2020 – West Bend, WI – Joan J. Leichtnam (nee Witt), 84, of West Bend, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
She was born on August 14, 1935 to the late Charles and Hilda (nee Molle) Witt. On May 17, 1952 she was united in marriage to Jack Leichtnam in Dorchester.
Together they resided in Milwaukee until moving to West Bend in 2000. She was a member of Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend. Joan enjoyed knitting, playing cards, and games. She loved spending time with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Those Joan leaves behind to cherish her memory include her three children, James (Cherie Utech) Leichtnam of Hartford, Daniel “DJ” (fiancée Brenda) Leichtnam of West Bend, and Darla Leichtnam and Hippy of Cudahy; seven grandchildren, Tim (Susan) Leichtnam, Crystyna Leichtnam, Joe (Michelle) Leichtnam, Scott (Kathleen) Leichtnam, Jackie (Bryan) Scarce Sr., and Jon (Renee Pfeiffer) Lorenz; nine great-grandchildren, Shawn, Renee, Bryan Jr., Jenna, Jacob, David, Hailey, Myranda, and Collin; a sister, Elaine Frome of Evansville; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Rehberg of Onalaska; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Leichtnam; a brother, Harlan (Margaret) Witt; three sisters-in-law, Betty (Marvin) Lange, Margaret “Tootie” (Edwin)Grambort, and Donna (John) Anderson; two brothers-in-law, Byron and Donald Leichtnam; and her granddaughter, Lisa Kerkela;
A memorial service in remembrance of Joan will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend.
Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family are greatly appreciated.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Joan’s arrangements.