Joan R. Buck, age 90, a Manitowoc resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening June 30, 2022 at Angelus Senior Living, Manitowoc.

Joan was born on July 12, 1931 in Clarks Mills, WI, daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda (Pritzl) Anhalt.  She graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1949.  On November 14, 1953 she married Merrill Buck at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc.  In addition to being a homemaker and a wonderful mother she enjoyed Bowling, Golfing and Reading in her spare time.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years; Merrill, Manitowoc, four sons and three daughters-in-law; Steve (Sue) Buck, Franklin, Tim (Kathy) Buck, Oakdale, MN, Perry Buck, New Berlin, Rob (Melissa) Buck, Manitowoc, one daughter and son-in-law; Cheryl (Keith) Redding, Brookfield, ten grandchildren; Mara (Brad) Magner, Rachael (Ryan) Oxton, Chad (Liz) Redding, Maddie (Nick) Stock, Sydney Buck, Abbey Buck, Ashley Buck, Noah Buck, Aiden Buck, Ashton Buck, five great grandchildren; Cade Magner, Brynn Magner, Cole Magner, Sawyer Oxton, Ian Redding, two brothers and one sister-in-law; Wilfred Anhalt and David (Shirley) Anhalt, four sisters and one brother-in-law; Maryann Wotruba, Phyllis Uhrich, Rose Scanlon, Colleen ( Roger) Brunner.  Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Joan was also preceded in death by two sisters; Charlotte Rovang and Jean Klein, two brothers; Gordon Anhalt and Claude Anhalt, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM on Saturday July 9, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand (1416 Grand Ave)

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 9, 2022 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand (1416 Grand Ave).  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Doug LeCaptain.  Entombment of her cremated remains will be at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Angelus Senior Living and Sharon S. Richardson Community hospice for their care and compassion shown towards Joan and her family.

Memorials may be made to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice

The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.