Joann L. Savoie, 89, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Monday, June 20, 2022 at Diamond Willow in Alexandria, MN. Private graveside services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, Fr. Chuck Huck, officiating.
Joann L. Savoie was born February 21, 1933 in Barron, WI to George and Vella (Stowell) Gould. She was raised and educated in Webster, WI, graduating in 1951. Joann was united in marriage to Ulric Savoie, July 23, 1955 in Hastings, MN. They lived in South St. Paul until coming to Detroit Lakes in 1969. They owned and operated Savoie Laundry and Dry Cleaners 1969 – 1994. In 1996, they moved to Kerrville, TX. Ric died in 1999.
Joann thoroughly enjoyed league golf in Detroit lakes MN and Kerrville, TX. She bowled league and traveled for many tournaments. Avid bridge, cribbage, scrabble player. Extreme reader and did not go without her daily NY times crossword puzzles.
She is survived by 7 daughters and a son: Anna Marie (Kim) Menard of Salem, OR, Karen (Phil) Seabloom of Detroit Lakes, MN, Kathy (Terry) Fasteen of Helena, MT, Nancy (Rick) Krump of Hotsprings, SD, Donna (Dick) Olson of Detroit Lakes, Linda Savoie of Santa Barbara, CA, Angela (Marc) McDougall of Redwood Falls, MN, Dan (Lauri) Savoie of Park Rapids, MN, grandchildren: Heather Menard (Liz Erlandson), Sean Menard (Abi Jokela), Kristine Seabloom, Joseph (Amy Disharoon) Seabloom, Jenny (Drew) Sciacca, Neil (Jodi) Fasteen, Jeff (Heather Crockett) Fasteen, Melissa (Travis) Blais, Nathan (Karra) Krump, Nick Arneson, Jed Arneson, Tim Olson, Jon (Heather) Olson, Carrie (Brandon) Grindall, Jessica (Nathan Favilla) McDougall, Travis (Jenny) McDougall; 12 great grandchildren.
Memorials can be made in Joann’s honor to Douglas County Hospice, 725 Elm St #1200, Alexandria, MN 56308 or Diamond Willow, 803 Victor St, Alexandria, MN 56308.