Joan Marie Rohloff, age 83, of Antigo, Wisconsin, passed away at her home on July 9, 2021. She was born on February 10, 1938, to the late John and Kathleen (Cook) Noftall in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
While visiting Plattsburgh, New York, Joan met James M. Rohloff while attending a party. They both loved dancing, especially to polka music. Not long after meeting they were married in Plattsburgh, NY on October 14, 1961.
Joan was a homemaker and a fantastic cook. Many of her recipes come from her homeland of Newfoundland such as pea soup, jigg’s dinner, touton’s, and cod tongues. She was a devoted soap opera fan and loved watching game shows like, Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, and Jeopardy.
She never met a stranger in life. She was a loving woman and very much a “Newfie”. She will be missed deeply by her family.
Joan is survived by her children, Sharon Rohloff, Linda (Irvan) Grier, and John (Bonnie Butler) Rohloff; grandchildren, Jasmine Rohloff, Ravyn Rohloff, and Diamond (Muhammad) Rohloff; great-grandchild, Yusuf; special granddaughter, Anna Miller; brothers, Jack (Joan) Noftall, Dan (Thelma Reid) Noftall, and Gary (Stephanie) Noftall; Sister in laws, Dawn (Darrell) Arndt, Judy Radzinski, and Pamela Noftall, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Rohloff; sisters, Mary (Eddie) O’Neil, Jean Noftall, and Elizabeth Noftall; brothers, Ernest, Eldred, and William Noftall; sisters-in-law, Jean Noftall, Mary Noftall, Gerie (Leroy) Racino, Joan (Dean Sr.) Arnott, and Darla (Roger) Emanuel, and brother-in-law, John Radzinski.
A Funeral Service for Joan will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 12:00 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. Pastor Adam Rodriguez to officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 11:00 AM until the time of service, also at the church. Interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in the Town of Maine.
The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. It may be viewed under her obituary on the funeral home website and will begin at 12:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joan to your charity of choice.
Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.