JoAnn Althiser, “Grandma Jo”, of Green Bay, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Bornemann Nursing Home in Green Bay. She was 82 years old. She was born on December 14, 1932 in Milwaukee, a daughter of John and Hazel (Rogahn) Walsh. She married Eugene Althiser on December 22, 1951 in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on January 16, 1996.
She was a graduate of West Division High School in Milwaukee.
She worked as a waitresses at George Webb’s, she also worked at U.S. Controls Manufacturing. JoAnn moved to Pickerel in 1983 where she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. In 2012 she moved to Green Bay to be closer to family.
Survivors include three daughters, Shawn (Steve) Powell of Green Bay, Lynn (Ron) Hennecke of Milwaukee, Kelly Nelson of Green Bay; a sister, LaDonna (Jan O’Dell) Walsh of Arizona; six grandchildren, Justin Powell, Ashley Powell, Rachel Powell, Candice Powell, Caitlyn Powell, Steven (Sandy) Hennecke; five great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a son, Rick Althiser and a son-in-law, Kevin Nelson.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pickerel with Rev. Dave Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.