Private family services for Mrs. JoAnn Johanson, 77, of Peterson will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 30, 2010,
People are welcome to come to the family's home from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.
Interment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson a later date.
Mrs. Johanson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.
Jemmeve JoAnn Johanson, the daughter of Lyle and Fairie (Hamilton) Kepford, was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Fort Dodge. She received her education in Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School in 1951.
After graduation, JoAnn married LaVern Johanson in Yuma, Ariz. on March 3, 1953. JoAnn worked at Northwestern Bell in Spencer as a telephone operator until moving to Colorado in 1984. She and her husband retired in 1995 and moved back to Iowa.
JoAnn enjoyed reading, watching soaps, baking, antiquing, having conversation over coffee with friends and strangers alike, but her biggest enjoyment came from spending time with her family and grandkids.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Jack Kepford.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, LaVern; three children: Missy Johanson of Peterson, Mindy (Chuck) O'Brien of Aurora, Colo., and Troy (Amanda) Johanson of Sutherland; four grandchildren: Molly and Katie O'Brien of Aurora, Colo., and Cody and Melina Johanson of Sutherland; a niece, Candi of Aurora, Colo.; a nephew, Brian of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Jane Kepford of Aurora, Colo.; other relatives, and many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Peterson is in charge of arrangements.