JoAnn Egly, 72, formerly of Belfield, N.D., died May 13, 2013 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck, N.D.
Published May 21, 2013
A memorial service for JoAnn was held May 21, 2013 at Belfield Lutheran Church, Belfield, with Rev. Roger Dieterle officiating. Inurnment took place at the Belfield Lutheran Cemetery.
JoAnn Andreas was born March 18, 1941 in Belfield, the daughter of Nick and Katherine (Rychkun) Andreas. She was raised and educated in the Belfield, Fryburg and Driscoll areas.
Following her marriage March 26, 1960 to Ronald Egly , they farmed and ranched at Anamoose, N.D. until 1973, when they came back to the Belfield area where they lived until 1997, when they moved to Dickinson, N.D. Ronald died June 27, 2000, and JoAnn remained in Dickinson until moving to Bismarck in November 2011.
She enjoyed raising unusual plants, gardening, different types of needle work, painting, Ukrainian egg dyeing, photography, classical and 50’s rock-n-roll music, and chasing lightning.
JoAnn is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Tim) Hecker, New England, N.D; and Lori (Steve) Durben, Columbia, Mo.; two grandchildren, Ashley Hecker, and Allen Hecker; one brother, George (Rose Marie) Andreas, Belfield, N.D.; and two sisters, Olga (Albert) Schumaker, Bismarck, N.D. and Genevieve (Art) Meduna, Belfield, N.D. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; parents; one brother-in-law, Albert; two nieces and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to a children’s charity or to Hospice.