Joan “Tootie” Nitschke, 85 of LeRoy W3117 County Trunk Y Lomira died at her home Sunday, July 26 peacefully surrounded by loved ones.Memorial services will be held on Friday, July31 at 12 (noon) p.m. at St. Andrews Church in LeRoy. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 31 from 10a.m. till 12 (noon) at the church. Inurnment St. Andrew Cemetery, LeRoy, WI Joan was born on December 4, 1929, daughter of John and Rose (Rost) Schmidbauer. On October 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Gilbert A. Nitschke at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy.Survivors include four daughters, Connie (Larry) Schaumberg Theresa, Pam (Mike) Malesevich Brownsville, Deb (Glen) Helmbrecht Mayville, and Sue Weyerstrass Oakfield. Grandchildren, Eric (Jennifer) Schaumberg Menomonie Falls, Jeremy (Niki) Schaumberg Menomonie Falls, Tim (Bridget) Schaumberg Fond du Lac, Mason Malesevich (Stacy) Tucson, AZ, Nick (Stormi) Malesevich Oshkosh, Brett (Tracy) Helmbrecht Ripon, Shelby (Aaron) Folk Beaver Dam, Amanda (Mitch) Shafer Milwaukee, Chris (Kim) Margelofsky Fond du Lac, Kasey Margelofsky Madison. Joan is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters Arlene Kamrath Horicon and Betty Ann (Earl) Kehrmeyer Fond du Lac. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Frank & Christina, husband Gilbert, and her son Robert, and brother-in-law Orville Kamrath.She was a member of St. Andrew Church, LeRoy. She previously served the church as an usher, money counter and member of the Building & Grounds committee, Christian Mothers Society, and Secretary of St. Andrew’s Cemetery Association since 1988.Joan held jobs at Joan of Arc, Fuhrmann Canning, California Canners & Growers, St. Andrews, TAB Products and Mayville Engineering. She also served as a hospice volunteer after losing her husband and helped with the census and township elections.Joan especially enjoyed her family, great-grandchildren, her church, playing cards, quilting, sewing, soap operas, reality shows and talking politics. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kumar, the nursing staff of Agnesian Hospice Hope, and special friends Richie Davison, Mary Beth Youngbeck, and Barb Wells for\their compassionate help during Joan’s illness. Memorials may be directed St. Agnes Hospice, American Lung Association, Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.