"In Memoriam: Joanne M. Wehrle
May 22, 1929 - September 17, 2020
Joanne, age 91, passed from this life peacefully at home on September 17, 2020. She was born in Illinois and was a Merced resident for over fifty years, moving to California with her husband Kenneth J. Wehrle, and children in the late1960's. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Illinois and prior to marrying, Joanne was a high school teacher. She enjoyed passing along her knowledge to others throughout her life; to her high school students, her children, and as an ESL teacher to adults in the Merced community. She also had a lifelong love of art and nature and enjoyed painting and gardening as hobbies. Joanne's world centered around her family, including her parents and brother, her husband, children and grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She supported her husband in his career as an anesthesiologist, and was a champion for her children in whatever they chose to do.
She is preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her four children: Catherine Allen, Ann Wehrle, Mary Schuppert and William Wehrle, and her five grandchildren.
Joanne was a lovely lady with a kind sense of humor and a quiet faith in her later years. She will be missed by many.
The family requests anyone wishing to honor Joanne's memory make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or the Dementia Society of America."
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