JoAnn Louise Thoe, 90, Hayfield
JoAnn Louise Thoe, 90, passed away on February 9, 2022, at Cascade Creek Memory Care in Rochester.
JoAnn was born on the Peck Place in Beaver, Winona County, the daughter of Claude and Agnes (Yarolimek) Peck. The family lived in Beaver four- and one-half years and then moved to St. Charles where JoAnn started kindergarten. When she was in sixth grade, they moved to the Dover area and she went 6 — 8th grade in a country school. As a freshman she attended high school in St. Charles and graduated in June 1949.
JoAnn started Winona State and graduated in the spring of 1951. Her teaching experience included teaching in Byron, Dodge Center, Grand Meadow and a rural school in Simpson, Minn.
In 1953, she married Allen Scharberg. He was killed in an accident in 1958. She moved to Rochester in 1959, and finished her four-year degree while managing an apartment house. On December 9, 1960, she married Donald Thoe and they made their home in the Hayfield area. JoAnn was a very active member in the church activities, circles and Auxiliary in both West St. Olaf and South Zumbro Lutheran Churches.
JoAnn is survived by her children, Gregory (Lisa) Thoe, Kasson; Audrey Faulhaber, Rochester; grandchildren, Joseph (Hillary) Hughes, Isaac Thoe, Kelsey (Nick) Gleason, Mitchell Morris and Katie Morris and one great grandchild, Hadley, and several loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and sisters, Frances, Arlene, Sharon, Beverly, and brother, Lyle.
A private family funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 2nd Street NW in Hayfield with Rev. Pete Wyttenbach officiating.
Interment will be in West St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Hayfield. Blessed be her memory.
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