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Obituary for Joanne Sjolin (DeMoss)

Joanne Sjolin

Joanne Sjolin, 85, of Loves Park, IL, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Journeycare, Barrington, IL. Born November 8, 1937, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Howard T. and Z. Wilma (Dundy) DeMoss. Married Gene M. Sjolin on September 1, 1956, in Rockford. Employed by Rockford Gastroenterology for many years. Joanne loved all sports and was an avid Cubs fan. She was very competitive and loved to win, especially at cards. Joanne was proud of her lawn and garden. She enjoyed decorating her home, constantly painting a room, or making crafts to decorate. She collected bird houses, enjoyed steak, baked potatoes, and a good margarita. Joanne was very independent, always working and staying busy. Survivors include her children, Mitch (Louisa) Sjolin and Jill (Greg McKee) Sjolin; grandchildren, Andrew (Jenna) McKee and Nathan (Bethany) McKee; great-grandchildren, Joanna, Brooks, Holly, Aisling, and Lillian; sisters, Shirley Kelley, and Sandy (Connie Hawkins) Sjostrom; many nieces and nephews; and canine companion, Trixie. Predeceased by her parents; husband; sister, Barbara DeMoss; and brother-in-law, Jim Kelly.

Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2023, at Highland Gardens, 9800 Route 76, Belvidere, IL. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 17, 2023, in Delehanty Funeral Home, 401 River Lane, Loves Park.