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JoAnn Swanson

Monday, November 20, 2000

Funeral services for JoAnn Fosmark Swanson, 63, of Redding, Calif., formerly of Rembrandt, were held Friday, Nov. 17 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Rev. Durwood Clauson officiated the 1:30 p.m. service.

Burial was in Little Sioux Valley Cemetery in rural Rembrandt. Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Swanson passed away Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Redding Medical Center.

JoAnn, the daughter of Gerhard Olai and Vira (Spiegelberg) Fosmark, was born Aug. 31, 1937 in Rembrandt. She graduated from Rembrandt High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames, graduating from college in 1959.

On March 8, 1959, she was united in marriage to William Swanson at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt.

Mrs. Swanson was a school teacher in Chester and Cottonwood, Calif. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Redding, Calif. and the California Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Swanson is survived by her husband Bill of Redding, Calif.; two daughters: Leslie Pointere and her husband Michael of Redding and Valerie Cooper and her husband Steven of Murrieta, Calif.; four grandchildren and one sister, Janet Gibson of Gilbert, Ariz.