JoAnne E. Jensen, 75, of River Falls, WI passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a short battle with cancer.
JoAnne was born in Ellsworth, Wisconsin on September 4, 1940 to Curtis and Lillian (Reynolds) Leonard. She grew up in the Beldenville area and later moved with her family to River Falls. JoAnne married Duane Jensen on December 29, 1956 in Red Wing, MN. To this marriage three sons were born: Scott, Bradley, and Tracy.
JoAnne was a loving wife, mom, grandma, and sister who excelled at making and painting ceramics, drawing, cooking/baking, canning, and gardening. JoAnne and her family enjoyed picnics and outings to Perch Lake. Later on, JoAnne looked forward to winters down in Texas, summers at the cabin on Lake Wissota, and spending time in her four season porch at her home where she would admire the beauty of nature and wildlife. JoAnne loved spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Duane, of River Falls, WI.
Sons: Scott (Peggy), Bradley(Monica), and Tracy (Ellen), all of River Falls.
10 grandchildren: Jesse (Kelly) Jensen, Paul (Rachael) Jensen, Tammy (Thaddeus) Casey, Luke Jensen, Joshua Jensen, Parker Jensen, Alicia (Ryan) Kleinbrook, Logan (Woori) Stoerzinger, and Madeline Jensen.
Four great-grandchildren: Caleb, Asher, Charlee, and Evelyn.
Sister: Sharon Cross, River Falls, WI.
Sister in-laws: Mary Ann Leonard and Corrine Warmboe.
She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, grandson Brandan Jensen, and sisters and brothers (Darlene Huppert, Daryl “Sonny” Leonard, Kathleen “Peg” Deal, John Leonard).
A memorial service for JoAnne will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the River Falls United Methodist Church, River Falls, WI. Visitation will be on Monday at the Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls, WI from 4-8 PM and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI is serving the family.