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JoAnn Emma Brusse


Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

JoAnn Emma Brusse, age 72, of Spring Valley, Minn., she was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, February 8, 2014, at the Patty Elwood Center at Country Winds Manor in rural Cresco, Iowa, with her daughters at her side, following a ten year battle with dementia/Alzheimer’s.

JoAnn was born March 20, 1941, in Lake Mills, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Laura (Lund) Olson. From the age of two she was raised and lived with Mort and Marie Bonnerud in rural Spring Valley. She was a 1959 graduate of Spring Valley High School. As a young lady she was a car-hop at the Malt-N-Burger for several years. She married Lowell A. Brusse September 3, 1960, in Bloomfield Lutheran Church in rural Ostrander. The couple made their home in Spring Valley. JoAnn was a 35 year kitchen employee of the Spring Valley/Kingsland school district and was head cook for a number of years. She also worked with her husband Lowell in their family business Pioneer Collectables. Lowell died November 23, 2005. She became a resident of the Evergreens in Spring Valley in 2010 then Wildwood Grove in LeRoy and then in September 2013 to the Patty Elwood Center.

JoAnn was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley. She enjoyed traveling with Lowell with their toy business all over the country. She was a longtime blood donor. JoAnn loved her family and grandsons.

She is survived by two daughters, Lesa (Chris Gunderson) Brusse and Brenda (Kenny) Clark all of Spring Valley; two grandsons, Michael and Matthew Clark both of Spring Valley; five brothers and sisters, Ardis Copeman of Spring Valley, Janice (Mike) Lyons of LeRoy, Jerry Nelson of Tomah, Wisc., Ralph (Karon) Bonnerud of Spring Valley and Marlene (Mert) Root of Ostrander; mother-in-law, Stella Brusse of Ostrander; two brothers-in-law, Julian (Karen) Brusse of Rochester and Terry Brusse of Cherry Grove; sister-in-law, Luann (David) Garrison of Spring Valley; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Orville “Corby” Olson, Marlin Olson, Arden Olson and Art Olsen; and an infant sister, Nancy Nelson.

The funeral will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Perez officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday and at the church on Thursday an hour before the servi .....
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Diane M. Schwartz

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Diane M. Schwartz, age 62, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, February 4, 2014, at her home following a four month battle with lung cancer. Diane was born March 30, 1951, in Mankato, Minn., to Orlando and Ruth (Bartsch) Olson and gradu ..... 
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Ione Erdean Langdon

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ione Langdon, age 91, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Ione Erdean Stadtlander was born June 25, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Muhlenbruch) Stadtlander. From 8th grade until gra ..... 
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Evelyn M. Rathbun

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Evelyn M. Rathbun, age 75, formerly of Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday January 29, 2014 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester, Minn. She was born September 8, 1938 in Rural Spring Valley to Wilbur and Hazel (Lenz) Rathbun. She attended schoo ..... 
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Paul Martin Eastwold

Tue, Jan 28th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Paul Martin Eastwold, 75, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Paul was born to Lloyd and Delia (Lawson) Eastwold on May 1, 1938. He graduated from LeRoy-Ostrander High School in 1956 and served in the Arm ..... 
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Jean Guy

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Jean Guy died Saturday, January 18 at home. She was born Jean Ann LaRose, daughter of Joseph and Betty (Maurer) LaRose in Minneapolis, Minn. on June 22, 1957. On November 26, 1981, Jean married Gary Guy. She enjoyed playing Bingo, trying her luck ..... 
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Bernice Osterhus

Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Bernice Osterhus, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Spring Valley Care Center. Bernice Janet Larson was born August 11, 1916 to John B. and Julia Larson in Buckeye, Iowa. She attended school until the 8th gr ..... 
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Betty Lou Taylor

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Betty Lou Taylor, age 83, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Monday morning, January 13, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Betty Lou was born September 12, 1930, was born in Adams, Minn., the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle (Rogne) Harding. She a ..... 
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Norbert “Bert” Nass

Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Norbert “Burt” Nass, age 76, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Friday morning, January 10, 2014, at his residence. Bert was born August 23, 1937, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of Edward and Louise (Schroeder) Nass. He was raised in Hutchinson and ..... 
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