Joanne Rae Obituary, Death – Joanne Rae Hubacher, a remarkable woman known for her unwavering dedication to her family, community, and philanthropic causes, passed away peacefully on September 2, 2018, at the age of 90. Born on May 28, 1928, in Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Joanne was the third child of Raymond and Byrd Root. Joanne’s early years were marked by a thirst for knowledge and a determination to excel. She attended numerous country schools and high schools before proudly graduating from Monticello High School in 1946.
Joanne’s industrious spirit led her to work as a bookkeeper for various companies over the years, including a dedicated tenure of 20 years at the Wisconsin Gas Company. Her commitment to service extended further when she joined the March of Dimes in Madison, where she continued to make a difference for a decade. Even after retiring, Joanne’s compassion knew no bounds, as she continued her involvement in the March of Dimes, focusing on the 4 Wheelin’ With Feelin’ campaigns that brought aid to countless lives.
On November 17, 1951, Joanne embarked on a lifelong journey with the love of her life, Herbert Hubacher. Their bond was a testament to enduring love and partnership. Despite the challenges life presented, Joanne and Herbert faced them hand in hand, their love growing stronger with each passing year. Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Jayne Niendorff of Oak Creek and Lisa Hubacher of Madison, along with her adored daughter-in-law, Mary Hubacher of Waukesha. Joanne’s legacy lives on in her three surviving sisters, a testament to the deep-rooted connections she fostered throughout her life.
Joanne was a beloved grandmother to Justin and Alia Hubacher, Aaron and Kristyn Hubacher, Myriah Hrdlicka and Dylan Hawkins, and Allyson Niendorff. She took immense joy in her role as great-grandmother to Bennett, Dexter, Calvin, and James, relishing every moment spent with them. While Joanne’s journey was marked by both happiness and loss, her spirit remained unbreakable. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, her loving husband Herbert, and tragically, her only child, Mark Hubacher.
In honoring Joanne’s memory, her family requests that in lieu of gifts or flowers, contributions be made to the March of Dimes or the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. These causes held a special place in Joanne’s heart and align with her lifelong commitment to making the world a better place for all. A memorial service to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held at a later date, providing an opportunity for friends and family to come together and remember the extraordinary woman whose impact on their lives will never fade.