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Joan Patricia Sherburn

October 26, 2022 | 8 comments

Joan Patricia Sherburn, 68, of Sparta, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at her home. She was born on March 7, 1954 in Okinawa, Japan, to Eugene and Karen (Arashito) Poss. Joan loved cats, gardening, feeding birds and squirrels and giving gifts. She was very giving, almost everyone that she met was offered gifts from her. She is survived by her three children; Shane Sherburn, Tyler Sherburn and Amber Krump, grandchildren; Akira Sherburn, Keenan Sherburn, Atticus Krump, Eleanor Krump, and Ezekiel Sherburn and her brother Michael (Brenda) Poss. Joan was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Karen Poss. Per her request there will be no services at this time. Joan’s family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to Annette Erickson and Marilyn Hanssen. Coulee Region Cremation, Onalaska, is assisting the family with arrangements



  1. Susan Haville

    Joan was a good friend in high school. We had many fun times together with Rosie, Marilyn, Kathy, and several others. We used to go to her house and her mom, Queeny would make us wonderful fried rice. So sorry for your loss. Just know that I will have have good memories of her. Susan Brandau Haville

  2. PCCW

    Comfort and peace to all Joan’s family and friends. May the love and memories you will forever carry in your heart, give you strength to walk through this time of sorrow. Sympathy and prays from Sparta’s St. Patrick’s Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW). Blessed be her memory!!

  3. Pam Clark

    My heart and prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss. I knew Joan from the Register of Deeds. She was a hard and good worker.

  4. Julie Hanson

    My sympathies to the family of Joan. I knew her when she worked at the Register of Deeds. Very helpful and hard working person. Sending prayers.

  5. Jeremy Asbury

    She was a mom figure to me and many other friends of Shane and
    Tyler. She was always understanding yet stern with us unruly kids and always made sure we were safe. She will be missed and is in all of our hearts. That place in time was among my favorite memories and I’m sure others as well. Rest easy Joan. Love and respect always

  6. Kathy L Braatz

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family. I hope you will find comfort in happy memories.

  7. Sheri Garner

    Dear Shane, Tyler, Amber & Mike,

    I’m very sorry to read of Joan’s death. She and your grandparents were the best next door neighbors…always sharing delicious food & wonderful things from the garden! I remember them all fondly. My hope is that you can gather to celebrate her life and share some good memories. My heart is with you all ❤️


  8. andy walters

    wow I was very sorry to read just now of Joan’s passing…we were also good friends in high school in
    Sparta, Wisconsin…may God bless her memory…andy walters


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