Joann Steenberg March 31, 1939 - September 21, 2018

Age 79 of Eagan.  After a three-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Joann passed away on September 21, 2018 surrounded by family.  A life-long Twin Cities resident, Joann was born in St. Paul on March 31, 1939 to parents Elizabeth and William Franson.  She was preceded in death by her parents and Gerald, her loving husband of 57 years.  Joann is survived by sons Michael (Angela) and Mark (Ann Marie); adoring grandchildren Elizabeth, Devin, Lauren and Greta; siblings Sandra Goebel and Thomas Leek; and other loving family and friends. An avid Elvis fan, in 1957 Joann graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Paul.  In 1960, Joann married the love of her life, Jerry.  In 2000, after a 37-year career with 3M, Joann retired and focused her energy on grandchildren, travel and her garden.  The grandkids always looked forward to the weekly Grandma and Papa day.  Joann also held a special fondness for the deer, birds and other wildlife that visited her backyard.  On February 28 of this year, Joann suffered the loss of her beloved Jerry.  Even as other memories faded, she always held Jerry very close in her heart.  She missed him greatly. A very special thank you to the caring staff of both the Commons on Marice Senior Living Community in Eagan and Brighton Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Saturday, September 29, Church of the Assumption, 51 West 7th St., St. Paul.  Visitation one hour preceding the service.  Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. 


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    Petula Buschert says

    Fly high Joann. You were a joy and I was blessed to know you. Always a kind word and a smile. Blessings for peace for your family.

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