Joan M. Kotlarz, 81 of Augusta, WI and formerly of Arcadia, WI died on Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Township of Washington, Eau Claire County, WI.

Joan was born on April 7, 1935, in Arcadia to Marvel “Nipsy” and Minnie (Schwertel) Schaefer.
Joan married Edwin “Bud” Kotlarz, on June 29, 1957, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. She was a home maker.
Joan is survived by her children: Ann (Robert) Greenwold of Arcadia, Sandra (Mike) Berg of Lancaster, WI, Sally (Rick) Claflin of Eau Claire, Cheryl (Jim) Wilson of Eau Claire, Dale Kotlarz, Ronald Kotlarz, Randy (Sue) Kotlarz, Timothy (Debbie) Kotlarz, Paul (Michelle) Kotlarz all of Independence, Karl Kotlarz of Whitehall, Daniel (Debbie) Kotlarz of Iowa, Kerry (Diane) Helgeson of Eau Claire; sisters: (twin sister) Janice (Alosyzy) Saverinski of Independence and Barbara (Peter) Kupka of Arcadia. 28 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Bud on March 22, 2004; sons: Allen and Kurt Schaefer; brothers: Robert, Marcel and Raymond Schaefer; sister: Darlene Giemza.