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Joanne Wenner

February 19, 1936 — March 9, 2017

Joanne L. Wenner, age 81 of Oakdale, MN died Thursday, March 9, 2017 in SageWood Home, Woodbury, MN. Visitation will be held Friday, March 17 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham. Visitation will resume on Saturday, March 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham. Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery near Dent, MN.

Joanne was born at home on February 19, 1936 in Dent, the daughter of Alex and Margaret (Silbernagel) Sazama. She attended a one-room schoolhouse for her education. On July 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to William Wenner in Dent. They lived in Hopkins for 35 years where she worked at Nordic Ware. They moved to Perham in 1991 where Joanne spent many days at the senior community center playing cards and bingo. She traveled to Texas with her husband for the winter months for five years. Joanne moved to Oakdale, MN in 2010. She enjoyed time at the family cabin on Marion Lake, knitting and garage sales. She was a very devoted Catholic who spent many hours praying the rosary and reading her prayer cards.

Joanne is survived by her children Steven (Sue) Wenner of Woodbury, MN, Jeanie (Craig) Egebrecht of Bolingbrook, IL and Thomas Wenner of St. Louis Park, MN; her two sisters Sue Schornack of New York Mills, MN and Agnes (Carl) Ewanika of Frazee, MN; her brother Ted (Helen) Sazama of Alamo, TX; six grandchildren Donald, Debbie, Michelle, Melissa, Lori and Michael; two step-grandchildren Jeremy and Jamie; two great-grandsons Nathan and Logan; her seven step-great-grandchildren Desirae, Brianna, Melanie, Brenden, Ryan, Morgan and Caelyn.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William on November 27, 2005; her brother Larry; and her infant grandson.

Joanne's family would like to extend a special thank-you to all of her caregivers over the last year; especially SageWood Care Home and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care.




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