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JoAnn H. (Visser) Lintel

October 17, 1931 ~ June 29, 2019 (age 87)


JoAnn Lintel, age 87 of Brooten, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Brooten Community Church, with Pastor Rick Krasky officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church in Brooten and will continue there on Wednesday morning, one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery in Brooten. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Brooten.

JoAnn Harriet Visser, the daughter of Hubert and Adeline (Den Hartog) Visser, was born on October 17, 1931, in Hawarden, Iowa. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Kenneth. JoAnn’s family was involved in farming and during her childhood they lived on different farms in the Hawarden area. When JoAnn was 17, her family moved to Chamberlain, South Dakota. It was there, on February 1, 1949, that JoAnn wed Wilfred “Doc” Lintel, a recently returned WWII solider. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Rick, Barb, and Gail. The couple made their home in Sioux City, Iowa, until September of 1949, when they moved to Kennebec, South Dakota, to be near JoAnn’s family. In March of 1955, JoAnn’s parents, her brother, Kenneth and his wife, Lois, all moved to the Brooten, Minnesota area. Doc and JoAnn followed, settling on a farm near Brooten, where they lived until 1964, when they moved to their home in Brooten. Following Doc’s death in in 2010, JoAnn continued to reside in the home until her death.

After moving to Brooten, JoAnn enrolled at Willmar Community College, where she earned an Associates of Applied Science degree. She then accepted a position with the Brooten School District, where she worked as the Business Manager for 36 years before her retirement.

JoAnn and Doc shared a love of travel, which took them all over the United States and Europe. One year they hosted a Swedish Exchange Student, which they really enjoyed. She was a wonderful cook and she enjoyed crocheting, reading, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Doc were longtime members of the Christian Reformed Church in Brooten, now known as Brooten Community Church.

JoAnn was known for her strength and determination. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a woman of strong faith. She died early on Saturday morning, June 29, 2019, at Glacial Ridge Hospital, having lived to the age of 87 years. Blessed be her memory.

JoAnn is survived by her son, Rick and his wife, Brenda, of Brooten; daughters, Barbara, and her husband, Duane Zwagerman, of Bloomington, and Gail and her husband, Ray Krossman of Willmar; grandchildren, Ross and Christy Zwagerman, Derek and Wendi Zwagerman, Nathan and Sarah Zwagerman, Tony and Shelly Krossman, Sarah and Stuart (Krossman) Kirchner, Jessica and Jesse (Lintel) Koob, Andrea & Jacob (Lintel) Rooney and Tina & Ross (Lintel) Haugen; great-grandchildren, Jaron and Jada Zwagerman, Brad, Avery and Ian Zwagerman, Brielle, Riley, and Wyatt Krossman, Haylee and Elsie Kirchner, Dylan and Brody Koob, Grayson, Malley and Maddux Rooney, and Beau, Will, Jarret, and Laney Haugen; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Adeline; her husband, Wilfred “Doc” Lintel; her brother, Kenneth Visser and his wife, Lois Visser.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Brooten Ambulance Service, C/O Glacial Ridge Ambulance, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334.

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July 2, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brooten Community Church
542 Pleasant Ave. So.
Brooten, MN 56316

July 3, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brooten Community Church (Brooten)

Funeral Service
July 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Brooten Community Church (Brooten)

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