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Leonard E Joas
Jan. 10, 1934 - Oct. 18, 2020
Stockbridge, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
4:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
Military Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Burial Service:
Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
5:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Moore Road
Stockbridge, WI 53088
Leonard E Joas
Stockbridge, WI

Leonard E. Joas, died on October 18, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton at the age of 86.  Len was born in the Township of Chilton, January 10, 1934, the son of the late Albert & Marcella (Schmitz) Joas. Leonard grew up on the family farm in the Town of Stockbridge; he was a graduate from Stockbridge High School.  Len met his long time bride of 65 years, Joan Gerhartz, and was married at St. Mary Catholic Church of Stockbridge where he also served as an Usher and Greeter for many years.

Len was employed at Marathon/American Can/Pechiney as a Printing Supervisor, retiring after 40 years of service and was also a Quarter Century Member.  Len also worked part time for the Town of Stockbridge, Heller Farms and also J&E Construction as well as running the Family Farm.  Len was a retired Stockbridge Fireman after many years of service. 

Len enjoyed the outdoors hunting all areas and species, fishing and sturgeon spearing.  Many of these hunting and fishing trips were with many friends and family where you could be sure you find him playing a prank or two on you!  Len enjoyed a good game of cards with a a laugh or two; he also enjoyed the Packers games with his dollar side bets and a good NASCAR race.  He was also an original member of the Stockbridge Harbor Fishing Club.  

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws: Leo & Alta Gerhartz; 2 brothers: in-laws: Roland & Charles Gerhartz; a sister-in-law: Ellen Jean Lavey; and many friends and relatives.  

Survivors include his wife: Joan; two sons: Larry (Barb) Joas; Dean Joas and his friend, Tammy; 3 of his heart of joy grandchildren: Kyle (Christy) Joas, Jody Joas, Haily Joas and her friend, Shaun; a great grandchild: Devin Joas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Wayne (Ginny) Meyer, Loretta Gerhartz, Dewayne Lavey, Ellie Gerhartz, and all of their families.  

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church (Military Ave.) in Stockbridge with Rev. Michael Betley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm when the service will begin.  

In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, Len’s family kindly requests that those attending wear masks and maintain social distancing while in attendance.  The Joas family has also decided to not be celebrating Len’s life with a meal following all services. 
Joan and family
Sorry to hear of your loss.
God Bless and be well.

Dave Hemauer - Oct. 22, 2020


Dean and Family, My sincere condolences to all of you in your loss of your father, husband, and grandfather. I didn't really know him well but the times I've seen him around and about he was usually patting someone on the back with a smile on his face.. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Kathryn Kuhn - Oct. 22, 2020


Many fun times during football & sheepshead partys

Glen&Joan Heimermann (Friends) - Oct. 21, 2020


My deepest sympathy to the Joas family. I have fond memories of Len when he would come into my dad's tavern. He had an infectious laugh that I can still hear. May God help all of you during this difficult time.
Mary Keuler

Mary Keuler - Oct. 21, 2020


What a likeable guy. Lenny was always willing to help others any way he could. He also knew how to laugh and have fun. Rest in peace.
Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel

Pat Winkler Van Den Heuvel (cousin/ Lorraine Gerhartz's side) - Oct. 21, 2020


Dean, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

Peggy Sarno (Gerhartz) (Cousin) - Oct. 21, 2020


Dean, Tammy, Jody, Haily and family,
You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you peace, comfort, and many great memories to keep with you always.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Oct. 20, 2020


My sympathy to you Larry and Barb and to all the Joas Family at this time of such sorrow...Just keep all the memories close...

Mary Criter - Oct. 20, 2020


Dear Joan:
So sorry to learn of Lennie's passing. Please give our condolences to all the family.
Warmly, Elisabeth & David

Elisabeth Thiel (Cousin) - Oct. 20, 2020


I will miss seeing Leonard work in the orchard and drive up and down the road on his ATV taking care of his garden and trees.

Barbara Bittner (Neighbor) - Oct. 20, 2020


So sorry to hear the passing of Lennie. I always enjoyed talking with him and his wife on gambling trips. He was always so friendly and quite the card player. May he rest in peace my friend and say hello to my folks for me. Sincere condolences, Ann Konen

Ann Konen - Oct. 18, 2020


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