Joan Virginia (Buettner) Arkfeld

September 18, 1951 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Joan Arkfeld Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Joan V. Arkfeld, 71 of Madison, will be10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023, at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison. Reverend Gregory Carl will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Battle Creek, at a later date. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at St. Leonard’s Church followed by a 7:00 p.m., vigil service. Resseguie Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joan passed away on September 1, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Joan was born on September 18, 1951, in Primrose, NE, the daughter of Walt and Viola (Morris) Buettner. She was raised on the family farm just outside of Primrose. She graduated from Spalding High School in 1969 and went on to graduate from beauty school in Columbus. She moved to Omaha where she worked as a beautician, a nurse’s aide and tended bar.

On October 23, 1971, Joan married William “Bill” Arkfeld. Five daughters were born to this union.

They made their home in Omaha and Scottsbluff before moving to Madison in 1984. She worked as a beautician and operated a day care center prior to working at Dale Electronics. After 25 years, Joan retired from Dale’s. Then she was employed at Short Stop and Whiskey River. She helped Bill with the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry events. She, also, served on the Madison Rescue Squad.

Joan enjoyed cooking, feeding the birds and attending all of her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was also a fan of the Huskers.

Joan is survived by her husband; their daughters and their partners: Stacy (Jaycee Lorenson) Arkfeld, of Lincoln, Jill (Eric) Belzer, of Columbus, Shelly (Brad Hanson) Arkfeld, of Wynot, NE, Stephanie (Adam) Preister, of Sioux Falls, SD, and Chelsy Arkfeld, of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; her siblings: Ron (Diane) Buettner, of Cedar Rapids, NE, Marie Jenkins, of Lincoln, Richard (Mary) Buettner, of Columbus, Arnie (Shari) Buettner, of Albion, NE, Bob (Janet) Buettner, of Hickman, NE, Patty (Rick) Kolm, of Gretna, NE; sisters-in-law, MaryAnn Buettner, of Cedar Rapids, NE, Connie Arkfeld, of Waverly, NE, and Anne Arkfeld, of Phoenix, AZ; brothers-in-law: Rich DeLong, of Phoenix, AZ, Phil Arkfeld, of Lawrence, KS, Mike (Tanis) Arkfeld, of Tucson, AZ; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: John Paul Buettner, Merlin Buettner, Harold (Janice) Buettner, Mark (Becky) Buettner and Jerry Buettner; brothers-in-law, Dan Arkfeld and Ed Jenkins; sisters-in-law: Rose DeLong and Joy Arkfeld.

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September 8, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748

Vigil Service
September 8, 2023

7:00 PM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748

Mass of Christian Burial
September 9, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Leonard's Catholic Church
504 S. Nebraska St
Madison, NE 68748


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