JoAnn Marie Driscoll, age 80, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND.
JoAnn Marie Austin was born at home on August 31, 1935, to the late Walter and Fredricka Regina (Stauss) Austin. She was married to Patrick Driscoll on June 10, 1950 until 1978. She then married Richard Hendrickson from 1980 to 1984. Afterwards, she was reunited in marriage to Patrick in 1991 until her death. During her life she worked in many different restaurants as a waitress and as a daycare provider. She was very proud of being the first woman elected to the Alvarado City Council. JoAnn was very giving and kind, always opening the door to all in need. Her goal was to make one person smile every day. Her handmade gifts were cherished by many but she considered her greatest legacy to be her 9 children.
JoAnn is survived by her loving husband, Patrick Driscoll of Grand Forks, ND; children, Patrick (Lori) Driscoll, Jr., of Moose Lake, MN; Victoria (Michael) Stahl of Valley City, ND; Julie (Gale) Delude of Oklee, MN; Betty Campbell of Omaha, NE; Paulette Driscoll of Schertz, TX; Timothy (Trijan) Driscoll of The Netherlands; Bridgette (Marcelo) Campoverde of East Grand Forks, MN; Anthony (Katie) Driscoll of Hallock, MN; and Christopher (Susie) Hendrickson of Kansas City, KS; 28 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene Glinsmann of Luzerene, IA; Angeline Austin of Bemidji, MN; Virginia Austin of Grand Forks, ND; and Paulette Hollman of Albertville, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Fredericka Austin; sisters, Elaine Altermatt, Dorothy Davidson, Carol Kleinsasser, Betty Sherlock, Rosie Huebner, Violet Talley, and Sally Hoagland; and great-grandson, Jonathan Arends.
Memorial Mass: 11:00 am ~ Saturday, April 16, 2016 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 524 5th Ave N, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Visitation: One Hour Before the Service
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota