Joanne Stauffer, 1941-2018

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Joanne Janet (Black) Stauffer, 77, of Albert Lea, formerly of Winnebago, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018, in Yuma, Arizona.

Visitation time will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer‑Owen Funeral Home, 345 Sixth Ave. SE in Winnebago, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursdayat Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago. Burial will be in Basey Cemetery. Tributes may be left at

Joanne Stauffer

Born March 17, 1941, in Willow Creek, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Cora (Stolzmann) Black.

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On Dec. 10, 1960, she married her high school sweetheart, Al Stauffer. Joanne was very involved with her family farm, which they resided on for 27 years and raising their three sons. She took pride within her church community and teaching Sunday school. She loved life and making everyone around her laugh. She and Al moved to Albert Lea in 1987, where she worked at Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Al Stauffer; sister, Shirley Madigan; three sons, Brad (Heidi) Stauffer, Dan (Holly) Stauffer and Dave (Sherry) Stauffer; six grandchildren, Reed Stauffer, Talicia Koester (Kyle), Randi Garletz (Joey), Kinsey Stauffer (Matt), Chelsi Rhodes and Justin Stauffer; four great-grandchildren, Grace Garletz, Cole and Greyson Glimsdal and Vada Garletz.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents Wilbert and Cora (Stolzmann) Black; brothers Robert Black and Delbert Black; and sisters Vernell Harbitz and Lorraine Black.