May 7, 1930 - February 22, 2020
Jo Ann Deist, 89, of Wild Rose, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Wild Rose Hospital. Jo Ann was born on May 7, 1930 in Elkhorn, WI; the daughter of Edward and Ellen (Murphy) Martin. Jo Ann married her husband, James Deist, on December 17, 1949 in Elkhorn, WI. Jo Ann was a stay at home mother raising their six children. Her and her husband built and operated the Pioneer Pub in Wild Rose for nine years. Jo Ann enjoyed music, playing cards, gardening, bird watching, sporting events, visiting with others, casino runs, and she loved to laugh. She always saw the good in people and would help anyone in need. Jo Ann was most proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She'd never pass an opportunity to spend time with family or go for a ride. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Jo Ann is survived by three sons: Thomas (Carla) Deist, Tim (Dawn) Deist and Pat Deist, all of Wild Rose; a daughter: Laurie (Dan) Steffens, Wild Rose; twelve grandchildren: Jeff (Richelle) Deist, Cara Deist, Blake (Jessica) Deist, Nichole (Stewart) Droeger, Savannah (Chris) Bossart, Paige and Amber Patterson, Lindsay (Dan) Madsen, Alissa Steffens, April (Eric) Adamski, Tyler Steffens and Tanner Deist; 17 great-grandchildren: Dominick, Brock, Ethan, Linelle, Riley, Ava, Olivia, Dierks, Reagan, Lawrence, Kane, Beckett, Leo, Quinn, Bryce, Cole and Hadley; one brother, John (Cindy) Martin; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Schinke, both of Elkhorn, WI and other nieces and nephews. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents: Edward and Ellen Martin; husband: James Deist; two brothers: Robert and Edward; one sister: Shirley; two daughters: Linda Jones and Diane Patterson; a daughter-in-law: Michelle Deist; and a son-in-law: Dennis Patterson. A Funeral Service will be on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM at the Holly Funeral Home in Wild Rose, WI. A visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Holly Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Wild Rose following the service on Saturday. The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jo Ann Deist, 89, of Wild Rose, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Wild Rose Hospital. Jo Ann was born on May 7, 1930 in Elkhorn, WI; the daughter of Edward and Ellen (Murphy) Martin. Jo Ann married her husband, James Deist, on December... View Obituary & Service Information
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