JoAnn Elizabeth Frick, age 77, of Yankton, South Dakota died Friday, August 3, 2018, at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton.
Memorial Mass will be 10:30 AM on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend DCruz Nicholas officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass on Monday at the church.
Honorary pallbearers are: Carol Mikkelson, Jon Rolfs, Shad Hochstein, Todd Hochstein, Helen Bruening, Leonard Hoss, Mary Edelman, Ramona Bagstad, Arlene Pietela, Marge Becker, Jim Wells, Annie Mullen, Mary Uhl, Rob Hoss and all of her friends and caregivers at Avera Sr. James Care Center.
JoAnn Elizabeth Frick was born August 1, 1941 in LeMars, Iowa to Frank and Clara (Lewis) Hoss. JoAnn was one of ten children. She attended St. Joseph School and LeMars Gehlen Catholic High School and graduated from Ellis Beauty School in Sioux City, Iowa. While living in Sioux City, she was introduced by Carol Mikkelson to the love of her life, Mike Frick. JoAnn and Mike were married in 1965 and their marriage endured for 53 years.
The real essence of JoAnn was her genuineness and love of being a mother and grandmother. She greatly impacted her children's lives with her advice, encouragement and Catholic beliefs. JoAnn adored her two granddaughters, Annie and Ellie. They were the light of her life and both visited her often at Sr. James Care Center.
Baking and cooking were her passions and she rarely turned down the chance to dance or play cards. Although she endured the ravages of Parkinson's for 20 years, her illness did not define her. JoAnn never felt sorry for herself and took advantage of every moment she did feel good.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Frick of Yankton; son, Rod Frick of Yankton; daughter, Michelle (Jon) Baumann of Yankton; two granddaughters: Annie and Ellie; two sisters: Helen Bruening of Bancroft, Nebraska and Carol Kessler of Omaha, Nebraska; three brothers: Leonard Hoss of South Sioux City, Nebraska; Darrel (Karen) Hoss of Sioux City, Iowa; Ken (Nita) Hoss of LeMars, Iowa; two brothers-in-law: Darrell Wells of Sioux City and Bob Cornelson of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; two sisters-in-law: Jeanne (Roger) Hochstein of Yankton and Loretta Hoss of LeMars, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Clara Hoss; father and mother-in-law, Albert and Ellen (McManus) Frick; two sisters: Donna Wells and Pat Cornelson; two brothers: Richard and Donals Hoss; two nephews: Dustin Hochstein and Mark Hoss; and one niece Rochelle Hochstein.
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I have many fond memories of this special lady and was blessed she was a part of my childhood growing up in Yankton. She had a kind, meek spirit and loved her family tremendously. I'm praying for her whole family as they celebrate JoAnne and her extraordinary life. Sending much love from Kentucky! God bless!
Karie Peterson Pettus
Our sympathy. A soul, which is now at peace.
May the love of family and friends comfort you during this sorrowful time, our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences.
Skeeter and Kay
So sorry for your loss Michael. Our sympathy to you and all the family. Our prayers are with you.
John & Jean Vavra
Our deepest sympathies to Michelle and family.
Michelle & family, We are thinking of you during this time of loss.
Steve & Ali
Mike and all of JoAnne's family and friends you have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May the peace of God comfort all of you.
Leon Steffen (Steffen Tax Service)
So sorry for your loss. I always loved Joann and remember her cute little laugh. She was always so sweet and caring to my parents. She will be missed! Wish I could be there but my brother will represent our family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family
Mike, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May God be with you. Remember He is always there with you.
Donna Mitchell Harr
Our deepest sympathy to all.Thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Vickie & Wayne Helland
I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing your family peace and comfort.
I'm so sorry Michelle and Rod; it's so hard to lose a parent. Keep her smile and laugh in your hearts! Prayers to you all.
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