Obituary: JoAnn V. Krahn

JoAnn V. Krahn, age 83, formerly of Brillion, passed away on September 10, 2022 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.



JoAnn was born on August 4, 1939 in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Alfred and Adeline (Reinke) Klann. She was a graduate of Reedsville High School, class of 1957. On October 30, 1965, she married Howard Krahn at St. John St. James Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsville. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2019. JoAnn remained a member at St. John St. James for her entire life. She enjoyed attending services and was a member of the church choir for over 40 years. JoAnn also was active with the church quilters group, enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, sewing, and spending time with her family.


She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Michelle & Larry Dobbe of Stoddard; two grandchildren: Eliza (Dalton) Herold of Plainview, MN and 2LT Anna Dobbe of Fort Bragg, NC; her siblings: Audrey Sweetman of Sturgeon Bay and Gene (Kathy) Klann LTC (Ret) of Greensboro, NC; her in-laws: Dorothy Zenke of Brillion, Karen Kiekhaefer, and Carol (Gene) Obry, all of Green Bay, and Roger (Judy) Krahn of Brillion; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard, her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Alvin & Elsie Krahn, one brother-in-law: Ron Sweetman, in-laws: Ed Borchardt, and Jerry Kiekhaefer and relatives.


Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at St. John St. James Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsville. Officiating will be Rev. Darin Aden. Burial will be in Westside Cemetery.


Friends may call at the church on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.


Online condolences may be made.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to her East Hill Road neighbors, the Smith’s and the Schabow’s. They were great neighbors and always looked out for Mom. They would also like to thank the St. John St. James Ev. Lutheran Church choir and the quilting group for their friendship throughout the years. And lastly, in the final months of Mom’s earthly life, the staff at Creamery Creek Senior Living and Gundersen Health System in La Crosse for their care and compassion during the time she was there. Your acts of kindness never went unnoticed.


The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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