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Joanne J. Stauffer, 77

Jun 15, 2018

Joanne Stauffer

Albert Lea – Joanne Janet (Black) Stauffer, age 77, of Albert Lea, formerly of Winnebago, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Yuma, Arizona.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago. Burial was in Basey Cemetery. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com.

Born March 17, 1941 in Willow Creek, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Cora (Stolzmann) Black.

On Dec. 10, 1960 she married her high school sweetheart, Al Stauffer. Joanne was very involved with her family farm, which they resided on for 27 years, and raising their three sons. She took pride within her church community and teaching Sunday School. She loved life and making everyone around her laugh. She and Al moved to Albert Lea in 1987 where she worked at Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Al Stauffer; sister, Shirley Madigan; three sons, Brad (Heidi) Stauffer, Dan (Holly) Stauffer and Dave (Sherry) Stauffer; six grandchildren, Reed Stauffer, Talicia Koester (Kyle), Randi Garletz (Joey), Kinsey Stauffer (Matt), Chelsi Rhodes and Justin Stauffer; four great-grandchildren, Grace Garletz, Cole and Greyson Glimsdal, and Vada Garletz.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Cora (Stolzmann) Black; brothers, Robert Black, Delbert Black; sisters, Vernell Harbitz and Lorraine Black.