Joann Marilyn Streblow-Kuehl, 86 Pulaski, passed peacefully in her sleep on December 4th 2020. She was born on June 6th, 1934 in Oconto Falls, WI to the late Sylvester and Norma (Hanson) Streblow. She grew up in Morgan and Green Valley where her parents opened a Cheese Factory.
Joann graduated from Gillett High School in 1952 and then married James Kuehl. They raised their 5 children in Gillett while operating the Kuehl Furniture Store. Joann was very involved with her children’s nightly sporting events. During her valuable spare time, she enjoyed her involvement with the Gillett Woman’s Club. In addition, she relished ladies nights of bridge club and bowling. Other hobbies included baking, sewing and crafts. Moving to Green Bay in 1984, Joann worked at Sears for several years and then Employers Health Insurance for over 10 years where she retired.
She is survived by her five children Tom (Michelle) Kuehl, Green Bay, Steven Kuehl, Lena, Gary (Calla) Kuehl, Fond du Lac, Laura Kuehl, Suamico, Kevin Kuehl, Green Bay, her brother Curt (Irene) Streblow, Kelly Lake, WI her sister Sue Norris, Normal, Il, special daughter-in-laws, Sonja Kuehl, Kristine Kuehl and Winette Werner. 12 grandchildren Jessica, Stefanie, Christie, Douglas, Jordan, Allyssa, Tanner, Elayna, Cameron, Kyrstin, Tessa & Nora. 11 great-Grandchildren Rylee, Caylee, Adylee, Gracie, Grant, Graeden, Jacxson, Tyson, Amelia, Blake, and Isla.
She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, brother, William Streblow, and brother-in-law, Frank Norris.
Joann’s true love was her family. She was very close with her two brothers, nieces & nephews and especially her little sister Susie and enjoyed spending time with them at Kelly Lake in the summers.
She was the most unselfish woman, with a sense of humor like no other. Known for her homemade chocolate birthday cake, banana bread, monkey bread and exceptional Christmas cookies, her recipes will be passed on for generations to come. Joann always said, “Having kids is one of the best gifts in life, but having grandchildren is priceless.” Her legacy lives on in each and every one of them.
A very special thank you to all the staff at County Villas in Pulaski who loved her like family. Also to Tina at Lakeland Hospice who has helped us through this difficult time.
Visitation will be Saturday December 12, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church (101 W Main Street Gillett, WI 54124) from 10am – 11am, with a Funeral Service at 11am. Pastor Chris Byars officiating. Kuehl Funeral Home is honored to assist the family. Due to the current Covid-19 precautions, the family has asked that masks be worn and social distancing be observed. The family is planning a “Celebration of Life” tentatively on June 6, 2021.
Watch the livestream for the funeral service here –