JoAnn B. Hannaman, 83
Savage – JoAnn B. Hannaman, a 59-year resident of Savage, passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on Sunday, March 18, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11a.m. at the South Blue Earth Church in Bricelyn. A reception will follow.
JoAnn was born Feb. 15, 1935 in Frost, to parents Laverne and Margaret (Engess) Roberts. She was the oldest of three children. Following her high school graduation, JoAnn attended Minnesota State University in Mankato where she earned her teaching degree.
Teaching was more than a job for JoAnn it was an enriching, meaningful vocation that she dedicated herself to for more than 30 years. JoAnn’s students were her pride and joy.
JoAnn began her career in Minneapolis before working for the Bloomington School District until 1969. JoAnn briefly stopped teaching fulltime as her family grew but continued teaching as a substitute in the public schools in Bloomington and Burnsville. JoAnn also substituted and volunteered for Redemption Lutheran’s elementary school in Bloomington.
When she wasn’t working, JoAnn enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Along with her family, JoAnn road tripped to nearly every state. She especially enjoyed visiting Branson, Missouri on several occasions. With her friends, JoAnn loved playing bingo denim bingo bag in hand, JoAnn knew all the best places to play! She was able to play every night of the week without going to the same place twice. JoAnn was also active in her community. Serving as a merit badge counselor, JoAnn and her husband were very involved with the Savage Boy Scout Troop #445.
JoAnn’s great sense of humor and kindness will be missed by her children, Anthony Hannaman, Mary Welch, James Jr. (Diane) Hannaman, Curt (Mary) Hannaman; grandchildren, Krystina Hannaman, Jozy Brink, Elizabeth (John) Prechel, Josh Hannaman, Kyle Welch, Alex Hannaman, Timothy Hannaman, Cassandra Hannaman; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Prechel, Ronan Prechel; sister, Jean Roberts; other loving relatives and friends.
JoAnn is greeted in heaven by her husband, James; parents; brother, Michael Roberts.
Arrangements by Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel.