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Joan A. Schultz

Joan A. Schultz, nee Madden, 92, of Waterloo, IL, died, with family members at her side, September 17, 2020, in Waterloo, IL. She was born June 1, 1928, in Dayton, OH.

She is survived by her children Anne DeToy (Schultz), Paul (MarySue) Schultz, Jane (Mike) Quernheim, John (Ann) Schultz, & Mary (John) Wisniewski; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Emmet N. & Alma T. (nee Burgmeier) Madden, son Mark Schultz, great granddaughter Kaylin Giddens, and former husband Leonard W. Schultz

Joan Madden was born in Dayton OH and moved with her family to the New York area. She was the valedictorian of her class at Moorestown High, NJ.

She met her future husband Leonard Schultz when she was working as a secretary at the offices of a television station in Dayton. They followed Len's new job at KMOX-TV in St Louis and in 1957 built a home on Green Mount Road in Belleville.

When her youngest children were old enough to make their own lunches she went to nursing school at Belleville Area College and graduated at age 45. She worked her entire career as a psychiatric nurse at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
Our Mother's purpose on Earth was to be a mother and friend to her family, especially, and to all who crossed her life's path. She was always as happy as her children were, with heart on sleeve, and endless love and affection. We are all deeply saddened but consoled by her painless, graceful decline and eventual passing. All who knew her are better people because of it.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Oak Hill - Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center

Private family services will be held.
Interment at Green Mount Cemetery in Belleville, IL

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Anne, Paul, Jane, John and Mary. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed visiting with Joan whether it be at the Quernheim ranch for a family gathering or at Oak Hill. A memory comes to mind from a few years ago at Oak Hill. I would often take the weekly church bulletin and distribute them to our members and other friends, including Joan, throughout the facility. One day Joan very politely told me I didn't need to leave a bulletin for her anymore and said "I'm Catholic, you know". I asked if I could still stop by and say hi, to which she said "Oh, sure". I'll miss her wit.

Steve Crook Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM

I met your mother and you in 1969 and instantly felt the love offered by her. She was a great friend and person. I've thought of her often over the years and remembered all the great times spent with her. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

lyn May Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM

Joan was a gracious and great friend. We worked with Joan for many years and have many fond memories.
Our deepest sympathy.
Alice and Gordon Arras

Alice & Gordon Arras Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM