Stoughton- Joan E. Vike, age 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. She was born in Stoughton on May 25, 1935, the daughter of Joseph and Elsie Skoien. Joan graduated from Stoughton High School. On April 30, 1955 she married her high school sweetheart Charles Vike. Together they enjoyed travelling, camping, attending baseball games, and spending time with family and friends, especially their grandchildren.
Joan worked at several local businesses in Stoughton until her retirement from Stoughton Hospital after 34 years as an operating room technician. She enjoyed walking, cooking, making lefse, knitting, and watching the Packers and Cubs. Joan had a quick wit and loved having fun. She was a longtime caretaker for Charles until his death in 2009.
Joan is survived by three children, Kathy Jo (David Eugster) Vike, Kristy (Karl) Manthe, and Chip (Kim) Vike; five grandchildren, Brooke (Kyle), Greg (Katy), Charlie, Elizabeth, and Mikayla (Sam); five great grandchildren, Maeva, Audrey, Grady, Makenna, and Thomas; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three siblings, Dorothy Mehrkens, Lawrence Skoien, and Eleanor Gunderson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton. Burial will follow in Lutheran Cemetery South. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, at the Stoughton American Legion. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home on Tuesday.
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Cress Funeral Services
206 W. Prospect Street, PO Box 231, Stoughton