1945 — 2021
Joanne Sprecher, age 76, passed away on July 17, 2021, at Sienna Meadows in Oregon, Wisconsin, after a long struggle with early-onset vascular dementia. She was born on July 7, 1945, in Madison, Wisconsin, daughter of Kenneth and Agnes (Ulvestad) Stevenson. The youngest of four children, Joanne grew up on the farm in Dane that's been in her family since 1880. In her youth, she was a member of Arlington Prairie Church, 4-H and FHA. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1963 before taking a job in Madison with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services. It was when her boss took her to Thorstad Chevrolet to purchase a new car that she met her future husband. Joanne married...