Bluffton, South Carolina
1929 — 2022
Joanne E. (McCarthy) Rickert passed away November 5, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. Joan was born August 28, 1929 in Appleton, WI to the late Stephen and Alice (Kohl) McCarthy. Joan graduated high school from Appleton High School in 1947 and was soon to meet her husband, John Rickert, while attending a Lawrence Welk dance being held in the area. Joan enjoyed music and dancing. She worked as a bookkeeper in Appleton while she patiently waited for John to return to the states while serving in the Air Force during the Korean War. Joan and John were married on September 3, 1955 and enjoyed 66 loving and memorable years together. Throughout their marriage, they lived in Freedom, WI,...