Ardith Joan (Robuck) Bousquet Weilnau was born March 3rd, 1942. She went to be with her Lord on March 13th, 2022, at the age of 80 years old. She was the second child of 5 children, big sister Lila Jean (Butch), Ruby Ann (Larry), Karen Lou (Alvin)and brother Larry Eugene (Carol)
Joan was born to Lawrence Wilson and Josephine (Espland) Robuck from Knoxville Iowa, attending the local schools, Class of 1960. She married Joseph Reynolds Bousquet, their children are Pamela Sue Joynt (Wayne), Sharon Raye Luedtke (Doug), Jacinda Lynn Shafer (Steve). She later married Edward Lee (Pete) Wooldridge, their sons are Rocky Lee Wooldridge and Randy Jay Wooldridge.
Joan stayed in Knoxville raising her children, she worked at 3M where she enjoyed the challenge of the job.
Joan was recruited into the Army reserves in 1974, in 1983 she transitioned to Active duty and she was stationed at Fort Des Moines for many years and spent time at numerous duty stations. Joan retired (SFC) from active duty in 2000. Giving her a total of 24 years 5 Months 13 day of service to our country. During this time of service, she met the love of her life Duane Earl Weilnau, they married December 25th, 1994. The Union combined Duane's sons Eric (Stephanie) Weilnau, Mark (Christine) Weilnau and Peter Duane Weilnau.
Duane and Joan made their home in Knoxville Iowa. They enjoyed traveling, eating out and going to Staples. Joan enjoyed her family and friends; her home was always open to people who wanted to visit, and she always had coffee ready. Joan was a good cook, always offering to feed you if you came to her house.
Joan enjoyed outings with her daughters, sisters and Red hat ladies which were the highlight of her days for several years Joan and Lila had the craft house on Lincoln Street. They created a place for everyone to come and created many different crafts, ceramics, oil painting, basket weaving, crochet and embroidery and candle making.
Joan was loved by many for her generosity.
She is survived by her husband Duane, 8 children, 28 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, four siblings, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, and one great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to the Knoxville Church of the Nazarene or Open Air Education of Knoxville.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with Joan’s family present to greet friends and relatives. Service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Following services, military honors will be held at the funeral home. Following military honors, a luncheon will take place at Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall in Knoxville. A private family burial will take place on a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.