Obituary of Joanne Vernette Andrews
Joanne Andrews (Bailey), 79, of Duluth, MN passed away peacefully on June 7, 2020 at Essentia Hospital.
The oldest of 7 children, she was born March 26, 1941 to Vern and Elna (Tast) Bailey in Aitken, MN. She attended Proctor Schools and was raised in Solway Township (Munger) where she moved back to after her parents passed.
She was a homemaker for many years, raising 7 children. There was always cooking, cleaning, and laundry to do for so many people. She and husband Terry had beautiful vegetable gardens that kept them busy in the fall with canning. She enjoyed cooking and decorating for the holidays.
When the children were older, she worked as a waitress at Lundahl’s Cafe in the West End and then returned to stay at home to provide daycare for her grandchildren. She loved to go camping and fishing and spending time with family. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband Terry; brothers Ronnie and Larry; sisters Sharon and Linda; and son-in-law John.
She is survived by her children; Cathy Swanson, Sherri (Bob) Riley, and Steve (Cheryl) Cooke; grandchildren and their families; Shawn, Kevin, Christopher Swanson; Justin, Nicole, Kayla Riley; Kerrie Singler, Matthew Bansback; and 18 great-grandchildren. Brother; Roger (Irene) Bailey, sister Donna (Terry) Hallback; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Essentia’s care team for the compassion and care they gave Joanne when her family could not be by her side because of Covid-19. Special thanks to Laura on 6E.
Services will be held on Friday, June 26th, with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am and funeral service at 11:00 am at Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN