Joann was born October 27, 1937 to Otto and Viola Gisleson on the family farm in Elgin, Iowa. After graduating from Elgin High School, Joann married Gerald Wayne Winter on May 19, 1957 in Gunder, Iowa. They raised seven children. Joann and Gerald moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1993 to retire, but moved back to West Des Moines in 2008 to be closer to family. Joann and Gerald were members of St. Mark Lutheran Church while living in West Des Moines. Over the years, Joann enjoyed traveling with her husband, garage sale and flea market shopping, playing cards, cooking, sewing, playing piano, reading, bird watching, and most importantly spending time with her children and grandchildren.
In addition to her loving husband of 58 years, Gerald, she is survived by a sister, Kathleen Berg of Anaheim, CA; her children and their spouses, Doreen Christensen, David (Jana) Winter, Wendy (Roger) Scott, Terri (Frank) Mona, Todd (Tammy) Winter, Tonia (Keith) Marschel, and Jason Winter. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Viola Gisleson; sister, Eleanor Naylor; granddaughter, Whitney Christensen; and great granddaughter, Afton Goheen.
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