Joan (Jan) M Wilkinson (Reese), 92, Appleton, formerly of New London, died peacefully, surrounded by family at Oak Park Place, on August 3, 2021.
She was born on September 19, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the late Walter and Viola Reese. She married Robert C Wilkinson on September 1, 1947, in New London; he preceded her in death on June 1, 2001. She enjoyed family and friends, being outdoors, traveling, the pool, crossword puzzles, flower gardens, planting green space and experimenting with fruit and nut trees. Joan worked for Curwood/Bemis for 16 years retiring from Bemis, Oshkosh, in 1988.
Survivors include her children, James (Karen) Wilkinson, Appleton; Mary (David) Hauser, Ray, Ohio; daughter-in-law Barbara Wilkinson, Greenville; grandchildren, Joshua, Todd (Ilona), Aaron (Alexandra), and Jody; great-grandchildren, Siena and Sydney (mother Kristy), Kara, and Devon; nephew Alan Reese; and nieces, Tracie (Brian) Kramer and Susan Ransom.
Joan is also preceded in death by sons, Stephen and Mark Wilkinson; brother and sister-in-law Dale and Ruth Reese; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald and Kathryn Christensen; grandchildren, Kari and Shane; and nephew Peter Christensen.
There will be a visitation at 10:00 am on Monday, August 9, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1617 W. Pine St, Appleton. The funeral liturgy will begin at 11:00 am with Father Paul Demuth officiating.