On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, JoAnn Smith (nee Thomaschaske) passed away after a brief illness with her daughter by her side. She loved to cook and spend time with her dog Sammi and her loving daughter Michelle. JoAnn had a great love for her family. Everyone that knew her said she was kind, pleasant, and warm. She always had a smile on her face. JoAnn was a caregiver by profession and in her personal life. She worked at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during the Vietnam War.
Her memory will be cherished by her loving daughter Michelle; two sisters, Betty Jo (Kenneth) Lee, Paula Nelson; brother Joseph (Dani) Thomaschaske Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents Joseph and Betty (nee Sagemuller).
Private services were held. Memorials may be made to Angels Grace Hospice in memory of JoAnn. Special thanks to the staff at Angels Grace Hospice for the care and kindness that was shown to JoAnn and our family.