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Friday September 27th, 2019
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Celebration of Life

Friday September 27th, 2019

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JoAnn S Underdahl

Celebration of Life for JoAnn Underdahl will be held on Friday (9/27) at 11am at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Visitation will start at 10am at the funeral home on Friday. Online condolences can be left at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

JoAnn S. Underdahl, age 87 of Albert Lea, passed away on September 23, 2019 at St. John’s - Fountain Lake Community.

JoAnn was born on October 10, 1931 to Conrad and Hazel (Helgeson) Halverson. She grew up in Taopi, MN and graduated from Adams High School. She married Virgil Underdahl on April 16, 1950. Virgil was in the Air Force which meant that they got to live in many different places. They lived in California where their daughter was born. After that Virgil got stationed at Yokota Air Force Base near Tokyo in Japan. They lived in Burnsville for about 20 years. JoAnn worked for Universal Cooperative for 25 years. After retirement she volunteered at Fairview Ridges Hospital and moved to Northfield. 

JoAnn enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, and walking her dog Jonny. She also had a love of horseback riding, going to bible study and singing hymns. Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.

JoAnn is survived by her daughter Debra Harpel (Frank Wilcox) of Albert Lea; grandson David Fynbo (Tina Miller) of Albert Lea; great grandchildren Hailey, Thomas, Ashlyn and Kami; sister Linda McAndrews (Ted) of Dysart, IA; sister-in-law LaRae Eastvold of LeRoy, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil; infant daughter Judi; sisters and brothers-in-law Connie Hendrickson (Dale) and Arlene Lane (Dean “Shady”); special friend Orv Paske.

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I remember JoAnn who was our next-door neighbor while we were growing up. She and my mom would get together for coffee and have good conversations. I remember JoAnn as always being kind and gracious to us, even though we were a house full of kids and undoubtedly raucous at times. She was a lovely lady.

John Schmitt Jun 22 2020 12:00 AM