Joan H. Murphy, age 87, formerly of Port Washington, Wisconsin died Thursday, July 20, 2023 at Forest Haven Assisted Living in Fredonia, Wisconsin.

She was born March 1, 1936 to Melvin and Delores Dohrwardt Lemke.  Growing up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin she graduated from Cedarburg High School.  She worked for many years as a machine operator for Mercury Marine in Cedarburg and later worked for Tri-Automatic Screw Products in Mequon, Wisconsin.

She lived in Port Washington, Wisconsin for many years.  After retirement she kept busy volunteering at the Port Washington Senior Center.  She compiled the newsletter for many years and enjoyed participating in the varied social activities.  More recently she moved to Forest Haven in Fredonia.

Joan  is survived by her daughters Kelly Murphy Meeuwsen, Annette Murphy, Patti (Ron) Wollner and her son Bill (Sue) Murphy, grandchildren Tyler Meeuwsen and Mitchell Meeuwsen, Casey Wollner, Isaac (Kaitlyn) Wollner and Jerod (Michelle) Wollner and Alyssa Murphy and great-grandchildren Bentley Meeuwsen, Bella Wollner, Fredrick Wollner, Kaeleigh Wollner and Kimberly Wollner.  Joan is further survived by other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Delores Lemke and a son, Kevin Murphy.

Private Family services have been held with burial at Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

The family would like to thank Forest Haven Assisted Living in Fredonia and Preceptor Hospice for their compassionate care and support shown to Joan and her family.


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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Joan at the Port Washington Senior Center.

    I always enjoyed spending time with her.

    Sincere heartfelt sympathy to her family.

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