Life Story / Obituary
Joan Moebius, age 92, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2023, at St. Monica’s Senior Living. She was born in Madison, WI, February 16, 1931, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle (Nee: Hathaway) Marks. Joan grew up on the eastside and attended Lowell Elementary School and Madison East High School graduating with the “Class of the 49ers”. She had worked at Harry S. Manchester’s on the Square. On November 29, 1951, she was united in marriage to Leland Moebius at Plymouth Congregational Church in Madison. After the wedding, they drove to Lee’s Army assignment as Pharmacy Officer at Fort Bragg Army Hospital in NC. Their first of 5 sons was born at the Station Hospital. Following his military service, they returned to Madison where Lee worked for Rennebohm/Rexall Drug Stores for 7 years. They then moved to Racine in 1961 where Lee and Robert Cotter had established Shorecrest Rexall Pharmacy. Joan kept busy raising 5 sons along with their activities including volunteering as a cub scout den mother. As her sons grew older, she worked in the Hallmark Dept at Shorecrest Pharmacy. Upon Lee’s retirement they opened Jo-Le’s Hallmark Card & Gift Shop, in Lake Geneva, WI in 1987. Their son Robert helped by managing the store. Joan was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Racine City Pharmacy Auxiliary. She loved to travel, bowl, garden, and work on family genealogy. She cherished the time spent with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed. Surviving are her 5 sons, Bruce (Dottie) Moebius, James (Kim) Moebius, Robert Moebius, Richard (Pamela) Moebius, Neal (Angela) Moebius; grandchildren Kristin (Josh), Jacob, Aaron; great grandchildren Lilly and Leila; brother, Don (Sue) Marks; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lee, brother-in-law William and sister-in-law Jeanette Moebius; her brothers George Marks KIA WWII, Charles and sister-in-law Ceci Marks; niece, Linda Marks. Private services and interment held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to St. Monica’s Memory Care and St. Croix Hospice.