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Joan Cynthia (Schmitz) Wiik
November 14, 1939 ~ August 27, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 27, 2023.
Joan was a devout Catholic woman and a cherished wife, mother, and grandmother. She graduated from OLP High School, earned her cosmetology license, and owned Joan’s Beauty Salon in St. Paul. Joan was one of the singing Schmitz Sisters with her sisters MaryAnn and Jane. The trio regularly toured with Cedric Adams variety show and was a favorite here in the Twin Cities performing at the Flame Room. They went on to perform on the national stage which included the Arthur Godfrey Show, Guy Lombardo at the Desert Inn, and playing with Al Hirt at the Palmer House in Chicago. Joan was also a choir member for many years at St. Louis King of France Church in St. Paul. Singing was not her only passion as she loved to garden and spend time with family. Joan was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Joan is preceded in death by parents Clement and Annette Schmitz; and sister MaryAnn Schmitz
Maehren. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 49 years Alf Wiik; daughter Ann (Jacob) Carlson; sons John (Lori) Wiik, Paul (Jennifer) Wiik, Joseph Wiik; grandchildren Claire, Helena, Maddie, Grace, Gabby, Annabel, James, Julia, Lily, Henry; brother Jim (Rosie) Schmitz, twin sister Jane Weidner, sister Liz (Kirk) Dahlstrom; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held 4-7pm on Wednesday, August 30 at O’Halloran & Murphy in Woodbury (8700
Valley Creek Rd.). A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am on Thursday, August 31 at St. Peter’s Catholic
Church in Mendota (1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy). A visitation will begin an hour prior at 10am.
Memorials preferred to the Guiding Star Wakota (1201 S. Robert St. #14A, WSP, MN, 55118) or Seraphic Mass Association (5217 Butler St. Ste. 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15201).