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JoAnn Barbara Bidsler


Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries



JoAnn Barbara Bidsler, 71, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 27, 2015, at her home in Chatfield.

JoAnn was born February 6, 1944 to Raymond and Constance (Siem) Karau in Minneapolis. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester in 1962. She attended Rochester Cosmetology School and worked at the Fountain Blue Beauty Salon.

JoAnn married Jimmy Bidsler on March 13, 1965 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minnesota. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They had four children together. The couple moved to Chatfield in 1970. She worked at EconoFoods and Skippy’s Grocery Store. She was a homemaker. They enjoyed trips to Duluth, and traveling to their lake home. She loved sports of all kinds and bird watching.

JoAnn is lovingly remembered by her husband Jim, her children : Randy (Pam) of Chatfield; Mike of Chatfield; Sherry (Michael) Currie of Rochester; & Susan (Mark) Oberhauser of Wappingers Falls, NY. Two grandchildren: Courtney Vikeras and Mia Oberhauser; Two Brothers: Donald (Shirley) Karau of Wabasha, and Charles (Denise) Karau of Rochester. Her friend Jill Blakley and dog Sophie also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 1st at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, with Rev. Corinne Thul officiating. The committal service will follow at Orion Cemetery in rural Chatfield. A time of fellowship will follow with the family at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 216 Fillmore St SE Chatfield.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 30th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Riley Funeral Home, and one hour before the service at Riley Funeral Home on Thursday.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements. 507-867-4310. To share a condolence with JoAnn’s family please visit www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.
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