Joan Margaret Gilles

November 12, 2020

Madison, WI - From the moment we knew of her existence we loved her.

Joan Margaret Gilles, our beautiful baby girl, came into our arms Thursday, Nov.12th, 2020 at 5:19pm.

She had~

Her dad's ears

The softest, chunkiest cheeks

Cutest little Button nose

Sweetheart lips

Skinny, long feet

Her dad's fingers

Fuzzy, gorgeous, light head of hair

Round, squishy face

Pretty, almond eyes

Long torso

and perfect everything

While we will always be sad for what could have been, knowing she will always be with us in our hearts and that we will be stronger for it and love each other more because of it is invaluable, and that is because of Joan.

Preceded by: great-grandmother Karen Button (Eau Claire) great-grandfather Reggie Kalscheur (Ashton, WI)

Survived by: Mom, Grace Margaret (Button) Gilles and Dad, Ryan Randal Gilles; Nana, Molly (Fleming) Button and Papa, Gene Button (Waunakee, WI); Grandma, Corinne (Kalscheur) Gilles; Grandpa, Randy Gilles (Waunakee, WI); great-grandparents, Joan and Dick Fleming (Eau-Claire, WI); Fred Button (Eau Claire); Armella Kalscheur (Ashton, WI); Bob and Mabel Gilles (Lodi, WI); uncle, Mike Button, aunt and Leigh Button; cousin Sonja Button; uncle, Ned Button and aunt, Skylar Button; cousins, Edmund Button and Eleanor Button; uncle, William Button and aunt, Sara Button, cousin Amelia Button; aunt, Nicole (Gilles) Plautz and uncle, Justin Plautz; uncle, Kyle Gilles, and all those who love Grace, Ryan and baby Joan.

Grace and Ryan would like to thank Ingrid Andersson, Johanna Hatch, and all the Meriter staff for their kind and compassionate care.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers Grace and Ryan ask that donations be made to a GoFundMe: to raise funds for a memorial bench that will be located on the grounds of the Waunakee Public Library. All funds exceeding the cost of the memorial will go to a memorial fund that will be established in Joan's name to support families that experience a similar loss. Please share your memories at

Winn-Cress Funeral & Cremation Service

5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee

(608) 849-4513

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