Joanne Margaret (Dirksen) Schroeder, 70, passed away Monday, June 29, 2009, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Joanne, the daughter of Ole and Evelyn (Pekarek) Dirksen was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Albert City. The family moved to Spencer in 1939. Joanne attended Lincoln grade school and graduated from Spencer High School in 1956.
Joanne is survived by her husband, Harvey of Estherville; daughters, Susan (Bob) Katula of Stillwater, Minn., Lorri (Richard) Beaver of Estherville, and Susan (Dan) Crowley of LeMars; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald (Ella) Dirksen of Des Moines.