Joan Shimeck, of Antigo, died Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Rosalia Gardens in Antigo. She was 89 years old. She was born on March 7, 1932, in Antigo, a daughter of Floyd and Hilma (Anderson) Fredrickson. She married Daniel Shimeck on August 4, 1954, at St. Wencel Catholic Church in Neva. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2011.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1950 and Langlade County Teachers College class of 1952. Joan taught grades one through eight at Springbrook Graded School in the town of Neva. She was beloved by her students and maintained contact with many throughout the years.
She was a longtime employee at Leffel's Supper Club.
Joan was a member of SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church and volunteered at St. Hyacinth grade school as a substitute teacher, librarian and girl scout leader.
She was a member of Badgerland Classics and Custom Car Club. She enjoyed bowling and traveling including spending winters in Leesburg, Florida for over 20 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Shimeck and Mike Wolfe, Lake Mills, Susan (Robert) Schuster, Pickerel; a son, Dennis (Donna) Shimeck, Rhinelander; five Grandchildren, Brien Heindl and fiancée Tasha, Leslie (Eric) Hansen, Sarah (Nick) Sinkler, Ashley Schuster and Chris Henry, Derek (Katie Judge) Shimeck; a great-grandchild, Jordan Hansen.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, David Shimeck; a brother, James Fredrickson.
The funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday also at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.
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Susie I was so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I always liked talking to her whenever I met her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.
I went to grade school with Joan's Daughter Sue. We graduated 8th grade in 1974. Joan was always a sweet lady.
God Bless Joan! A great Lady and "Neighborhood Mom", when I was growing up playing basketball in the driveway with Denny. In her later years, always had a beautiful Smile and made sure we had a good conversation when we would bump into each other. My condolences to all of Joans' Family. She has left behind countless great memories!
Love, Mike Fittante
Celebrating your life and all the wonderful memories you have left us with. God bless you Joan. Love, Christin and Don NowinskiInspiring Sunset was purchased for the family of Joan Shimeck by Tribute Store.
Joan was such a special friend to all of us at The Antigo Medical Building. She will be greatly missed by all. Sending our deepest sympathy .Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Joan Shimeck by Doctor Weber and Staff.
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Deepest Sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you.Fond Memories was purchased for the family of Joan Shimeck by Badgerland Classics & Customs.
My sincere sympathy to you. Your Mother was my Girl Scout Leader at St. Hyacinths, a beautiful woman. It’s hard to lose a Mother. Please accept my prayers.
Joan was a great lady and friend. I only knew her few years. She was always sweet to everyone at Pine Meadows apt .
Even my granddaughter loved her and would go talk with her then were great pals. Will miss her ! God bless ✝️✝️❤️
My condolences and prayers to the family. I was Dan and Joan's neighbor for years on Rolling Hills Road and worked with Sue. So sorry for your loss. Joan was a great woman.
Jane, we share your heartbreak. Sending our prayers and condolences to you and your family.Warm Thoughts was purchased for the family of Joan Shimeck by Bill and Cyndi Gibbs.