JoAnne Kay Trivison, 65, died peacefully August 1, 2021, with her family by her side.
JoAnne was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who found her life’s joy in her family. She was the beloved wife of Donald, cherished mother of Donny (Alex), Chris (Erin), and Nick, and proud grandma of Joseph, Roger, Zoe, Luca, Katrina, and Naomi. She was also the dear sister of the late Patsy Fumo, Debbie Russell (Mark), Terrie Keyes (Mike), Randy Buschor (Kris), Rod Buschor, Becky Wang (Curt), and Cherie Davis (Brian), and sister-in-law of Susan Klug (Dave) and Kimberly Laurello (Larry). She is also survived by her second mother Mary Buschor and a host of nieces and nephews.
JoAnne was born April 9, 1956, in Darlington, Wisconsin, to Avis and Richard Buschor. She grew up on a dairy farm with seven brothers and sisters. She loved running, playing in the outdoors, reading, and doing well in school. She graduated from Darlington High School in 1974 and went on to college at UW Madison and UW Milwaukee. In Milwaukee, JoAnne met Don while both worked at the Harp Irish Pub downtown. They married in 1985 and had three beautiful sons, whom she stayed home to raise in Milwaukee and, later, Brookfield.
In addition to being a loving mother, JoAnne deeply cherished being a grandmother to Joseph, Roger, Zoe, Luca, Katrina, and Naomi. She always showered the kids with love, thoughtful gifts, and fun activities.
JoAnne loved the treasure hunt of antiquing, spending wonderful girls’ weekends with family, and finding the perfect gifts for every holiday or special occasion. Those who knew JoAnne know she took great pride in her pickles, salsa, and family garden that she created and shared each season. JoAnne’s generosity extended to everyone she met, often resulting in friends taking home armfuls of produce and canned goods.
Don and the boys made every effort to make what would be her final years joyful, with annual trips to Door County, visits to Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, holidays together, and many meals and bonfires at her home. Even in times apart, she would rarely go a day without asking for “pics” of what her kids were doing so she could experience joy through their day-to-day life.
Every gift or act of kindness, however small, was never for herself, but for the benefit and well-being of her family and friends. JoAnne’s trademarks were enthusiasm, courage, devotion, and selfless love. She will be missed by many.
Memorial Gathering at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive in Brookfield on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 2:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Memorial Service at 5:00 PM. Local and federal health guidance for COVID at time of service will be followed.