Joan Wiener, 55

Joan Marie Wiener, a resident of St. Joseph,  passed away Jan. 10, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Burial was in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the church.

Joan was born Sept. 4, 1956, in St. Cloud, to Clarence and Irene (Klein) Mugg.  She graduated from Apollo High School in 1974 and attended St. Cloud Technical College. She married Larry Wiener April 26, 1980, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon.  She worked at the College of St. Benedict in food service for the past 36 years.  Joan loved gardening, sewing and cooking.  She was actively involved in supporting all military service personnel, especially the 34th Red Bull Division. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her husband, Larry, of St. Joseph; daughters, Melanie (Ross) Marvel of Rice and Stacy (Paul) Posch of Rice; grandchildren, Abigail and Isabelle Marvel and Delilah Posch; brothers and sisters, Carol (Gary) Lauermann of Clearwater, Betty (Dave) Montag of Sartell, Rosey (Ken Lahr) Koltes of Sauk Rapids, Don (Vickie) Mugg of Avon, Darlene (Gary) Kubesh of Waite Park, Bob (Jeanette) Mugg of Melrose and Tim (Willie Marthowler) Mugg of Red Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and stepfather, Lenny Gondringer.

Memorials are preferred to Breast Cancer Research.