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In Memory of Joann Jewett


10:00 - 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Bethel Lutheran Church - Downtown Campus, 920 3rd St., Hudson, WI

Funeral Services

11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 30 at Bethel Lutheran Church - Downtown Campus

Joann Elizabeth (Hysen) Jewett, age 82 of Hudson, died peacefully on May 22, 2018 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Joann was born in Chicago, IL on November 21, 1935, to George A. Hysen and Elizabeth C. (Forsberg) Hysen. She attended Chicago Public Schools through 1948 and graduated from Clinton (WI) High School in 1953. Joann then furthered her education at Carroll (College) University in 1957 and received her Masters Degree in Education from UW-Whitewater in 1978. She taught 2nd grade at Dudgeon Elementary School, Madison (WI) from 1957-1960. On June 18, 1960 she was united in marriage to Deane H. (Skip) Jewett at Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church in Clinton, WI.

Joann began her 29 year teaching career with the Jefferson (WI) School District in the fall of 1960, retiring in 1995. Her teaching career was interrupted for a 6 year period during which time sons, David C. Jewett and Paul D. Jewett were born. She enjoyed following their many activities through High School and college.

Joann was an excellent cook and baker and thoroughly enjoyed baking treats for numerous occasions. The preparation for, and, working at Bethel’s Scandinavian Food Fest were among her favorite activities. She enjoyed gardening and was always adding new plants, shrubs and trees at her residence in Hudson, and at the family cabin in northern Wisconsin. She worked 20 years as an election poll worker, the last 12 years as chief inspector in Hudson. She loved to travel and especially enjoyed her two trips to Sweden, her mother’s birthplace. She enjoyed participating in choral music activities and was thrilled upon moving to Hudson, to be able to attend many concerts of The Dale Warland Singers and later, The Singers, Minnesota Choral Artists. Joann was always very caring and willing to help anyone in need. She always put others’ needs ahead of her own. Joann would have celebrated 58 years of marriage to Skip on June 18th of this year. Her family was so very important to her and she loved every moment she could spend with them.

Joann is survived by the love of her life, Deane ‘Skip’; two sons, David (Susan) and Paul (Tina); grandchildren, Casey, Gunnar, Steinar, Jackson, and Carson; as well as many cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Hysen.

A Memorial Service for Joann will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Bethel Lutheran Church – Downtown Campus, 920 3rd St., Hudson, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial preferred to the Bethel Endowment Fund, Bethel Memorial Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI.

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    • Mr. Jewett, David, Paul, and family-
      I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother, Joann. I never met her, but I was a choir student of her husband during my high school years–back in the 70’s. Mr. Jewett was one of my favorite teachers, and feeling that way about him, believe that the love of his life was equally as wonderful a human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the days and weeks ahead. May you all feel God’s comfort and peace.

      With warmest sympathy,
      LuAnn (Hauser) Crist

    • Skip, David, Paul and Family… My heart felt sympathies. Mrs. Jewett was my favorite 3rd Grade teacher. That’s because she WAS my teacher. I had the privilege of teaching with her at East and had many fond memories. The best was sitting with her in the library and going over my report card with her. It was the best Parent/Teacher Conference ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Mr. Jewett,
      We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
      As I told Phil, you were a great choir director while I was at Jefferson High School, in your choir class.
      May you find comfort in the many happy memories I’m sure you and Joann shared.

      Phil and Rosemary Mertens