Obituary | Joan Selma Elanore Ebert, 87, of Hartford

November 7, 2019 – Hartford, WI –Joan S. Ebert, 87, of Hartford passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, November 4, 2019. She was born in Kekoskee, WI on September 7, 1932 to parents Theophil and Emma (Lichtenberg) Moldenhauer. Joan was united in marriage on August 12, 1961 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kekoskee to David E. Ebert.

Joan spent the majority of her career teaching at Saylesville Elementary school and her passion for teaching led her to substitute until she was 72. She loved to entertain and be involved in many activities. Some of her recent interests were the Friends of Hartford Library, Hartford Garden and Book clubs as well as multiple bridge cards groups. Joan loved a good conversation and would gladly give her thoughts. Everyone she met seemed to like her instantly and had a positive impact on many. She remained active by participating in the Hartford Lioness Club (founder of the corn beef & cabbage dinner fundraiser), fundraising for the Schauer Arts Center, tending to her flower garden, traveling, being an avid golfer and an active member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Joan is survived by her loving children, David (Donna) and Beth (fiancé Bob Slavik) Ebert; cherished granddaughter Molly; sister, Jeaneane Welch; also survived by other relatives and friends. Joan is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dave; brother, Charles Moldenhauer; sister, Beulah Fenske; and brothers and sister-in-law.

Funeral Services for Joan will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1001 Center St., Hartford on Friday, November 8 at 4:00 p.m. Visitation for family and friends from 2:00 p.m. until time of service. Private committal at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Peace Lutheran Church, Lucky Dog Small Breed Rescue ( or American Heart Association.

Joan’s family would like to share their sincere gratitude to the nursing staff and doctors at Aurora Medical, the team from Aurora Home Hospice and Sterman’s Helping Hands for their care and support.

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