Joanne Marie Hicks, age 72, of Monroe, Wis., entered her heavenly home on March 25, 2018. Joanne was born on June 18, 1945. She was the oldest of three children, daughter of James and Arlene Flack.

After graduation she met Edward Hicks and was married in July, 1962. They had four children together and farmed in Warren, Ill. Joanne loved to ride her horses, was very passionate abut all animals big or small, and most of all being with family and friends.

Daughter Sherri Fiduccia of Monroe will carry her love for all horses and all animals. Daughter Shelly Walker of Jefferson Ore. will carry her love for animals and family gatherings. Son Scott Hicks of Salem, Ore. will carry her love of boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho. Son Brian Hicks of Genoa, Ill. will carry her love of speed. Brian has been drag racing since he was 16 and she loved to go to the track to watch him.

Joanne was also a grandmother to Adam Chabucos of Monroe, Wis.; Amber Eck of Genoa, Ill.; Martina Hicks of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Great grandmother to Nora Eck, Genoa.

Joanne Hicks is survived by her children Sherri (Jimmy); Shelly (John); Scott (Karla); Brian (Jill); her grandchildren Adam, Amber, Martina, and great grandchild Nora. Sister Betty Flack of Rockford and brother Jimmy (Kathy) Flack of Scio, Ore. and special friend Tanya Hicks of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Arlene Flack and a nephew, Chad Flack. She will be missed dearly by her family.

We know you are at peace now and we love you, mom.

Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date.