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JoAnn was born on September 15, 1943, in Toledo, Iowa to Joseph and Anna Dalecky Hosek. She was raised on a farm near Clutier and graduated from Toledo High School.
On May 22, 1965, she was married to Robert Latting at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Clutier. The couple resided in California and Washington State before moving to Ames. In 1969, they moved to Grinnell. Besides being a mother and homemaker she worked as a seamstress for DeLong's Sportswear Company and the Rock Creek Athletic Company in Grinnell.


JoAnn enjoyed sewing, crafts and baking. She adored her family and enjoyed speing time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her husband, Robert Latting of Grinnell; two daughters, Terri (Mick) Kane of Hinsdale, Illinois and Traci (Mark) Corley of Jacksonville, Florida; one son, Tim (Stephanie) Latting of West Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren; one sister, Marlys (Robert) Butz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and one brother, Richard (Phyllis) Hosek of Vining, Iowa.


She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.


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