Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:00 PM
Joan Tobin, 78, of Peshtigo, passed away on September 9, 2013, at Bay Area Medical Center. Born on June 20, 1935, in Menominee, Mich., she was the daughter of the late William C. and Alda M. (Ducharme) Gaeth.
On December 12, 1953, she married William J. Tobin at St. Mary Catholic Church in Peshtigo. He preceded her in death on January 5, 1998. Joan was a member of many card clubs and enjoyed her trips to the casino. She was owner-operator of the Corner Store in Peshtigo which became The Cherished Child Day Care for 25 years. To this day, she cherishes every child she cared for. Joan retired in 2005 and on August 18, 2005, she was given a gift of life, a new kidney, from her sister Kay, so she could continue to enjoy her life with her family. Joan supported the Emergency Squad and helped write out the fund raiser thank yous.
Joan is survived by a son, Patrick (Betsy) Tobin; two daughters: Catherine (Carl) Malke and Linn Tobin, all of Peshtigo; six grandchildren: Emily, Chelsey and William Tobin, and Mindy, Haley and Kyle Malke; a great-grandchild, Carley. Catherine Malke and Joan were looking forward to welcoming the birth of newest great-grandchild, Elliott. She is further survived by three sisters: Lori (Jack) Lund, Kay (Alfred) Waddingham, Kristine Timm and a brother-in-law, Donald Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Nancy Jones.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from 4 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. with Rev. Father John Harper officiating. Fellowship to follow at Drees Community Center.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.