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“Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one.She will be greatly missed. God has wraped his arms arround her and taken her home pain free. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bev Holmgren - Estherville , IA

“My memories of Joann were when I was a kid growing up....up on the hill.She would coffee with my mother Dorothy Hiveley...and Aunt Doris Dahna. You...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley (Hiveley) Spangler - IA

“Kelly & family I am so sorry to find out about your Mom she raised some loving children.Praying for you in the days ahead. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kim - St. Paul, MN - friend

“I used to visit with Joann & Keith while walking the dog. Even after her memory began to fade, she always knew me when Roscoe (the dog) was with me....Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Pat & Don Erickson

“so sorry for your loss. i have many fond memories of joann having coffee with grandma doris. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: todd dahna - mt. lake, MN

“To Kelly and all of your family, My sincere sympathy and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Your Mom has run the long race, fought the hard...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Betty Hollund - wells, , MN

“I am very sorry to hear about Joanne's passing. I always enjoyed seeing her pictures on Brittney's facebook as they reminded me so much of my Grandma...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bridget Bandow - Kansas City, MO

“Kelly, Kathy and all of JoAnn's family - I have admired the love, care and respect you have shown to your Mother through her long illness. She...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Danielson - Estherville, IA

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret - Estherville, IA

“I am so glad I had the honor of knowing Jo Ann. We were the 1938 girls, and would laugh about our teenage years. Jo was a loving person who gave the...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Olesen - Friend

“Your Mother was so lucky to have such dedicated children to care for her and love her you should all be proud of the wonderful job that you did. I am...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jacqueline Roberts - Spencer, IA

“I had the honor of being Jo Ann's friend. If you would visit with our Jo, You would always get a hug and a kiss when you arrived and when you left...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Lucy Olesen - Estherville, IA


JoAnn Audrey (Winans) Anderson, the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Spiegel) Winans, was born July 14, 1938, in Denison, Iowa. She passed on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital at the age of 74.

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.

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