ESTHERVILLE?- Funeral services for JoAnn Anderson, 74, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 15 at the United Methodist Church in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville. She passed on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
JoAnn Audrey (Winans) Anderson, the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Spiegel) Winans, was born July 14, 1938, in Denison, Iowa.
She received her education in the Denison schools, graduating from Denison High School in 1956.
On December 31, 1957, JoAnn was united in marriage to Keith Anderson at the United Methodist Church in Huntington, Iowa. The couple made their home in Estherville where they began raising their family. JoAnn along with being a homemaker attended Estherville Junior College. She was employed at the Iowa Department of Human Services in the Estherville office for 20 years, a job which she truly loved and excelled at. Later she was employed by the Estherville School District, Iowa Lakes Community College as a custodian and also Holy Family Hospital in the Housekeeping Department until retirement. JoAnn loved working in the public and was very outgoing and a joy to be around. In her leisure time she enjoyed going for rides and being in the outdoors. JoAnn and Keith were known to stop by McDonald's for an ice cream cone in their travels about Estherville and Emmet County. She loved dogs, especially Golden Retrievers and also country music. Following both of their retirements, JoAnn and Keith enjoyed a morning ritual, starting out with breakfast on the town. JoAnn's greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family and she also loved visiting with friends, over a can of Diet Dr Pepper. Keith died November 18, 2007.
She was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church and VFW Post 3388 Auxiliary.
Left to cherish JoAnn's memory are her daughter, Kelly Schultz and her husband, Don, of Estherville; son, Mark Anderson and his wife Sandy, of Windsor, Colorado; son, Mike Anderson of Estherville; daughter, Kathy Steele and her husband, Lee of Estherville; five grandchildren, Amy Renneke and her husband, Jason of Sioux City, Iowa; Brandon Steele of Sioux City; Brittany Steele of Estherville; Michael Anderson of Windsor; Zachery Anderson of Windsor; great-grandchildren, Bentlee Crees; Sophia Renneke; brother, Larry Winans and his wife, Carla of Panama, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding JoAnn in death were her husband; two great-grandsons, Izaak and Jacob; sisters, Betty Heckman, Bonnie Dixon, Maxine Bandow, Donna Culver and brothers, Sonny Winans and Bob Winans.
JoAnn's children would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Lucy Olesen, Wanda Palmer, Vicki Zerke and Brittany Steele. Without your support, loving care and dedication, Mom would never have been able to continue living in her own home.