Joan A. Bales 96 of Elkhorn, WI; formally Downers Grove, IL died at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center of Elkhorn on September 5, 2021. Joan was born on July 26, 1925 daughter of the late Nic and Anna (Sieben) Kuefler. Joan was a long-time member, 90 years in fact, of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Lisle, IL. She enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing, knitting, and embroidering; she had a genuine interest in caring for others that were in need; whether it was preparing a meal for someone, or simply keeping them company. Joan is survived by her children: Judith Perle of Naperville, IL, Patricia (Richard) Miller of Elkhorn, WI, and Michael (Rebekah) Bales of Patagonia, AZ; Grandchildren, Jonathon, Matthew, Meghan, Stacey, Michael, and Sara; and 10 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son; Steven Bales; and her brother James Kuefler. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date.
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