Joanne Marquette

Joanne Marquette

Joanne Vera Marquette, age 75 of Monticello, Minnesota, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the CentraCare Health-Monticello Care Center.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 28 at 11 AM with one hour of visitation beginning at 10 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9300 Jason Ave. NE, Monticello. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Monticello with lunch following. Pastor Lee Evenson will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
Joanne was born on November 5, 1938, to Elvera (Mattson) and Harvey LaFave in Buffalo, Minnesota. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1956. Joanne and Bob resided in Monticello for their 40 years of marriage. She was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. She held several different positions including Monticello Senior Citizen Director and Wright County Director for the Aged. Helping seniors was her passion. Joanne was incredibly artistic, with watercolor and oil painting her preferred mediums. She sang with the Sweet Adelines and was an avid volunteer for the Hospital Auxiliary, Home Delivered Meals, VFW Womens Auxiliary and many others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Elvera LaFave; and her sister Phyllis Hollenbeck. Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Robert Marquette; children, Greg Kjellberg, Gary (Barb) Kjellberg, Linda (Kevin) Yonak; grandchildren, April, Aaron, Allison, Andrea; great grandchildren, Rayna, Rylan, Regan and Ryker.

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