Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Obituary: Joan (Rogge) Ream - Class of 1952

MADISON - Joan R. Ream, age 76, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital.

She was born on April 25, 1934, in Madison, the daughter of Otto and Olivia Rogge. Joan was united in marriage to Willis Ream on Oct. 19, 1953, in Madison. She worked at University of Wisconsin - Pyle Center for 29 years. Joan loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church.

Joan is survived by her husband, Bill, of 57 years; daughter, Susan (David) Jensen; grandsons, Matthew and Joseph Jensen; sisters, Lucille Bailey, Caryl Townsend, Arlene Mauel and Judy Reis; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court, Madison at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, with Monsignor Thomas Baxter presiding. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.

The family would like to give special thanks to St. Mary's Hospital 5 Southwest nursing staff and oncology Drs. Amit Sanyal and Roy Kim for the care they gave Joan.

Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Care, 5203 Monona Drive, (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on November 24, 2010 (submitted by Michael Vahldieck, Class of 1968)

Note: Joan (Rogge) Ream's class year is based on information in the 1952 Tychoberahn, where she is pictured among the graduating seniors.

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