Joanne J. Henderson

Joanne J. Henderson, 84, a resident of the Christian Homestead of Waupun and formerly of Horicon passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Joanne was born the daughter of Edward and Irma (Boeder) Wenger on January 12, 1937 in Beaver Dam.  She was a graduate of Mayville High School.  She worked many years as a teacher’s aide in Horicon and later managed Horicon area restaurants.  Joanne was married to Ron Henderson on May 4, 1957 at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Browns Corner.

Joanne was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church – Browns Corner and more recently a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam.  She volunteered for the Red Cross helping people throughout the community.  Joanne was always caring for people whether it was through the church, school, or her community.  Joanne had much joy in her life from time spent with family and friends, as well as helping many people in her community.  Her family would like to thank the many people for being part of her life.

Joanne is survived by her sons: Scott (Faye) Henderson of Sheboygan and Chris (Charmaine) Henderson of Fox Lake; two siblings: Bonnie (John) Leyerzaph of OR and Edward (Sandy) Wenger of Florence, WI; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ron of 23 years and an infant sister Carren Ann Wenger.

A memorial gathering will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating.  Inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at