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Obituary: Joanne M. “Jaye” “Joie” Caughlin

Mar 24, 2016 12:05PM ● Published by Jim

Joanne M. “Jaye” “Joie” Caughlin

Joanne M. “Jaye” “Joie” Caughlin, 73, of Beaver Dam, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church in Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Michael Erwin as celebrant. A visitation will be held on Monday, March 28th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, and also on Tuesday, March 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Inurnment will take place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Joanne was born on March 17, 1943 to Alvin and Ruth (Ferstl) Schultz in Beaver Dam. She was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School, as well as Cosmetology School. Joanne was united in marriage to Robert W. Caughlin on April 8, 1967. She was employed as a hairdresser in the Beaver Dam area for many years until she retired in 2006 to spend more time with her husband, help out at church and do more with her grandchildren.

Joanne was a dedicated member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Beaver Dam where she served as a member of the Catholic Women. Joanne was a member of the Beaver Dam American Legion Auxiliary and the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Volunteers.  Joanne enjoyed traveling and picture taking. She had a passion for genealogy research.  Joanne’s grandchildren were her life.  She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and special friend Richard, who was always there for her and helped her truly live her life.

Joanne is survived by her children: William (fiancée Lisa Dannhausen) Caughlin of Jefferson and Tara (Jason) Okon of Beaver Dam; her grandchildren: Ian, Megan, Kailey, Abigail, Riley, and Rayne; her brothers: James (Sherry) Schultz of Milton and David Schultz of Milwaukee; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard Caughlin of Beaver Dam, Marcia (Steve) Haase of Beaver Dam, Lynn (Robert) Hron of Beaver Dam, and Gary Nelson of Victoria, TX; her special friend, Richard Rosenmeier of Beaver Dam; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Robert Elser, her husband Bob in 2006, her sister Donna Nelson, her brother-in-law, Ronald Caughlin, her sister-in-law, Jan Caughlin, and her father and mother-in-law Ray and Esther Caughlin.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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