In Memory of Joseph S. Beaudin

September 11, 1956 - January 9, 2024

Joseph Steven Beaudin, age 67, of Lac Courte Oreilles, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Joe, a Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Member, was born September 11, 1956, in Chicago, IL the son of Steven and Delores (Barten) Beaudin.

He was raised in the Stanley and Ladysmith areas. Joe moved up to Lac Courte Oreilles as an adult where he worked as a bus driver for LCO schools. He married the love of his life, Christine Wiedenhoeft, on May 27, 2000. They have been together since May of 1994. Joe was an over-the-road truck driver and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada. In later years, he worked at LCO Development driving the Lowboy. Joe moved to Alaska where he drove truck for 5 years. Upon returning to Wisconsin, he worked for Haas Sons Inc. until his retirement in 2019. As of late, he divided his time between LCO, Sturgeon Bay and wintering in AZ. Joe loved fishing, driving his 4-wheeler, tinkering with his son and daughter-in-law’s farm equipment, and camping. He was also an avid rock collector. Joe enjoyed teasing his grandchildren and telling them outlandish stories just to see their reaction. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Christine Beaudin; children Steven (Emily) Beaudin, Megan (John) Junker, David (Valerie) Boyarski & Matt Orabutt; grandchildren Taylor Summerfield, Alison Summerfield, June Junker, Remi Junker, Brooklyn Beaudin, Jocelyn Beaudin, Easton Beaudin, Violet Boyarski, Henry Boyarski, Reagan Wittman & Mason Hart; sisters Irene (William) Stedl, Mary Beaudin, Rose (Gary) Beaudin, Brenda Beaudin, Michelle Beaudin & Kim Beaudin; brothers Wayne Beaudin, Raymond Beaudin & Paul (Bonnie) Beaudin; brother-in-law George (Lucy) Wiedenhoeft; as well as several aunts, uncles and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts & nephew.

Tribal Funeral Rites will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Gary Quaderer Sr. will officiate. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 12th at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers will be Shiloh Beaudin, Jon Fleming, Sean Fleming, Christopher Kessenich, Nathan McDaniel & Nicos Oben.

Last Update: Jan 12, 2024 5:19 pm CST

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