87, Ghent, Marshall, Willmar, MN, Tucson AZ, Hudson, WI was born in Ghent, MN on June 5th ,  1934, and passed away in St. Paul, MN on April 9th, 2022.

Joan grew up in Marshall, MN working on her  grandparent’s farm and at the gas station owned by her father.

Joan shared her love of art through her  watercolors and her work at Our Frame Shop and Gallery in Willmar. She loved hiking, golf, swimming,  nature, and especially bird watching. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joan was dedicated to her faith. She was kind, compassionate, and always thinking of how to help  others. She was a hospice volunteer in Willmar, MN for many years. She was a faithful and active  member with the Church of St Mary, teaching young people the Catholic faith, Lector, Eucharistic  Minister and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. After retirement, Joan and her husband, Forrest, of  64 years, traveled throughout the country, spending 9 winters in Arizona, before moving to Tucson  Estates fulltime. After the death of her husband, she moved to Hudson, Wisconsin, to be closer to her  children. 

Joan is survived by 7 children, Deanne, Paul (Brenda), Mary (Julie), Mark (Heather), Steven  (Stacy), Barbara (Christine), Jeffrey (Anne), 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 

She was  preceded in death by her husband, Forrest, her brother, Gordon Sanders, sister in laws, Theresa  (Sanders), and Myrt (Sanders), brother in laws, Curt Armstrong, Richard Buysee, and daughter in law,  Linda (Steven). 

She will be greatly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials are  preferred. A mass of Christian burial and internment will be at 11:00 am and held at the Church of St.  Mary in Willmar, MN, on May 14th , 2022, with the visitation starting at 9:30 am, rosary at 10:30 am.  Luncheon will follow back at the church. Online viewing of the service can be found here:

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