Joan M. Karow

  • Born: January 22, 1944
  • Died: January 2, 2018
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

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146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan M. Karow, 73, of Fall River passed away on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at "At Home Again" Assisted Living in Columbus with her family by her side.

Joan was born the daughter of Alfred and Verna (Peters) Geiger, Sr. on January 22, 1944 in Columbus. She was a graduate of Columbus High School. Joan was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus.

Joan loved to take care of the hummingbirds. Her family, friends and neighbors were very important to her, and her grandchildren were her life. Joan will be remembered for her sweet tooth as well as her attitude and spunk.

Joan is survived by her children: Sheila (Patrick) Harmes of Beaver Dam, Pauline (Daniel) Burke of Beaver Dam, and Scott Karow of Fall River; her siblings: Alfred (Ruth) Geiger, Jr. of Columbus, Generose (Kurth) Kast of Randolph, Beatrice (Donald) Dunning of Columbus, and James (Linda) Geiger of Windsor; seven grandchildren: Michael Crook, Susie Crook, Matthew Crook, Marisa Burke, Dalton Burke, Kimmi (Joey) Eimiller, and Megan Karow; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Ralph; and her siblings: Savilla Retzlaff, Arlene Heller, Roger Geiger, Rosemary Tjugum, and Vernon Geiger.

A visitation for Joan will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Columbus from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 p.m. (noon). Rev. Garrett Kau will officiate.

Joan's family would like to thank Hillside Hospice of Beaver Dam and "At Home Again" Assisted Living in Columbus for all their care and support.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sweet friend. Loved the hugs & laughs we had. You will always be in my heart. You know I loved ya hon! My prayers are with your family.

Posted by Kay Salzwedel - Fall river, WI - Family Friend   January 04, 2018


Pauline and family, I am so sorry for the loss of you mother. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Sarah Limberg - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 04, 2018

A wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jan Fude - Fox Lake, WI   January 04, 2018


Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family.

Posted by LuAnn (Yaroch) Loeck - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   January 03, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family was the first I knew when we moved to Fall River and your Mom was the best. Keep your memories close and do not hesitate to call if you need to talk. Moms are hard to lose. I miss mine every day and you will too. It is comforting to know they are now at peace. Love you guys!

Posted by Angela Maloney - Fall River, WI - Family Friend   January 03, 2018

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