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Joan Ann Sorensen

September 11, 1962 — March 29, 2024

Madison

Joan Ann Sorensen a lifelong Madison resident passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 29, 2024 at the age of 61. She was born in Milwaukee on September 11, 1962, the daughter of David and Jean (nee Wirth) Sorensen. Joan enrolled at UW-Madison majoring in anthropology and linguistics. Her studies abroad in Haiti and Thailand were instrumental in her bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Madison. She was a talented artist, painting many beautiful watercolor paintings. Joan loved to garden, read and the color purple. Joan’s family and her faith were the most important things in her life.  

Joan will be sadly missed by her sisters and brother; Lynn Walter-Gibbs; Susan (Michael) Schieber; Pamela (Kenneth) Burnett; and Jeffrey (Suzie) Sorensen; her cherished nieces and nephews; Karen Walter; Brian (Angela) Walter; Liz (Michael) Ehr; Andy (Lacey) Schieber; Jennifer Schieber; Greta (Adam) Pagel; Benjamin (Abby) Williams; and Nicholas (Taylor) Sorensen; and her great-nieces and nephews, Katelyn Doyle, Orion Walter, Sebastian Ehr, Lucas Ehr, Valentine Pagel, Ajax Pagel and Selene Schieber. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Jean, her nephew David Schieber and brother-in-law Lewis A. Williams.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue with the memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. A private burial for the family will be held at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. Memorials in Joan’s name are appreciated the River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Road, Madison, WI 53704; the Salvation Army of Dane County, 630 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703; the First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI 53703 or to NAMI Dane County, 6400 Gisholt Dr. Suite 203, Monona, WI 53713. 

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Visitation

Saturday, May 18, 2024

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home

1110 S Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home

1110 S Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

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