Joan Marie Nee
Joan Marie Nee, age 70, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021, from cancer, at the home of a dear friend surrounded by family.
She was born Oct 24, 1950 in Appleton, WI to Allen and Arlene Kline (Kahler). She was a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison in Occupational Therapy. She married Patrick Nee in 1975 and they raised two sons. She worked more than forty years as a therapist in the greater La Crosse area. She was an accomplished watercolor artist who taught classes, workshops and retreats with her artist friend Pam Lee. She painted artwork for the Newman Center and was still painting up to her final days.
She enjoyed biking, hiking, canoeing, camping and ballroom dancing. She loved to organize outings, picnics, parties and events for family and friends.
Joan is survived by her loving husband Patrick, their children Brendan (Amanda) and Devin and their grandson Gus. She is also survived by her sister Darlene (Paul) Given, her brother Richard Kline, her brother Ted (Robin) Kline, one nephew and four nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents Allen and Arlene Kline.