Obituary for Joanne Lacoursiere

Joanne R. Lacoursiere, 58, Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 28, 2022, at Crossroads Church, Pittsville, with Rev. David Bratlie officiating. The service will be streamed online at Military rites will be conducted at the church by the American Legion Post 520 of Vesper, following the service. The visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday and from 10:00 am until service time on Monday, all at Crossroads Church, Pittsville. Buchanan/Rembs Funeral Home, Pittsville, is assisting the family.

Joanne was born on November 9, 1964, in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, to Walter and Agnes (Davis) Rudnicki. She was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1988 until her honorable discharge in 1992. She was united in marriage to Peter A. Lacoursiere on July 21, 1990, in New Brighton, PA.

Joanne was a graduate of Mid State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, where she earned a degree in Supervisory Management. She had been employed at Ho-Chunk Gaming in Nekoosa from 1995 until 2000. She then worked for the Noel Group, Stevens Point until 2002 when she devoted her time as a homemaker.

Joanne enjoyed ceramics, puzzles, playing cards, cross stitching, bird watching and especially watching her children’s sporting events, plays and academic activities.

She was a member of the Vesper American Legion and served as president of the Disabled American Veterans in Wisconsin Rapids.

She is survived by her husband Pete and their children, Lisa, Sara and Cody Lacoursiere. She is also survived by her sisters, Kathy Glitch, Rita (Eddie) Rostanic and Lisa (Craig) Narad, and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bob Newman.

Memorials may be designated to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

Condolences may be sent online to

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