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JoAnne C. Krause

JoAnne C. Krause, nee Wuench, 83, of Swansea, IL, born Tuesday, April 25, 1939, in Highland, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.

 JoAnne dedicated her life to her family and those she loved. She was an especially proud grandma doting on her grandbabies endlessly. Devotion and selflessness were first among her many attributes, always going out of her way to help others in any way she could. She had a strong faith and love for the Lord which she nurtured and passed onto her children. Her presence will be greatly missed by all.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl D. and Florence Mayme, nee Schmitt, Wuench.

Surviving are her children, Ed Krause of Freeburg, IL, Deb (Jim) Thompson of Waterloo, IL, and their children, Zachery, Anthony “A.J.”, Allyson and Madalyn; Karen (Steve) Dick of Swansea, IL; Beverly (David) Eckell of O’Fallon, IL, and their children, Cameron (fiancé, Sydney Lombardi) and Benjamin; sisters, Carol Rives of Greenville, IL and her niece, Diana Sugg; Dorris Meisenheimer of Bethalto, IL and her nieces, Christy (Dorris) Pirok and Cathy Lievers.

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Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Donor’s Choice.

Visitation from 9:00 – 11:00 am, Monday, February 13, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 13, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Mike May officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Lebanon, IL.

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