West Bend - Joan Buel, age 89, found peace on June 30, 2012 at Badger Prairie Health Care Center in Verona, WI.
Joan was born April 11, 1923 Pittsburgh, PA to Norwegian immigrants, Karl R. and Anna (Bakkelid) Hammerstrom. She was a graduate of The University of Wisconsin. Joan married the love of her life Robert Jay Buel, Lieutenant, USMC in Los Angeles, CA in 1945. She was very proud and supportive of her husband's football success. Joan cherished her family and friends and will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
She loved caring for plants, cooking and hosting gatherings especially holidays when she could be surrounded by family and friends. Joan enjoyed time outdoors, birds, animals and traveling. She had a passion for listening to Frank Sinatra and the Badger Band.
She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.
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