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Joanne C. VanSchoonhoven, 74

Joanne C. (Wennerberg) VanSchoonhoven, 74, of rural Balsam Lake, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Amery Regional Medical Center in Amery, Wis. with her loving family at her side.

Joanne was born on Dec. 18, 1938, in Menomonie, Wis. the daughter of Kurt and Verna (Bock) Wennerberg.

Joanne attended Elmwood schools until her senior year. She graduated from Round Lake High School in Round Lake, Ill. She married Gerald VanSchoonhoven on Sept. 12, 1964, in Cadott, Wis. They farmed and raised their family in the Waverly area of Pierce County, Wis. They moved to rural Balsam Lake in their retirement years. Joanne was an avid sports fan and loved the Green Bay Packers.

Joanne leaves to celebrate her memory: husband, Gerald "Tiny" VanSchoonhoven, Balsam Lake, Wis.; son, Kurt (Dori) VanSchoonhoven, Elk Mound, Wis.; daughter, Katie (Joe) Manor, River Falls, Wis.; grandchildren, Jordan and Paige VanSchoonhoven, Megan and Bailey Manor; brother, John Wennerberg, Round Lake; and many other loving family; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kurt and Verna (Bock) Wennerberg; and her in-laws, Carl and Minnie (Hase) VanSchoonhoven.

Joanne's family will greet visitors from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria, Wis.

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements. For additional information, please visit

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