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JoAnn Mae Dormanen

04/23/1935 - 11/19/2018

JoAnn M. Dormanen, 83, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehab in Eveleth. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 at Range Funeral Home at 10:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

JoAnn M. Dormanen was born April 23, 1935 in Buffalo, MN to Kermit and Gladys (Wren) Bandimere. She was a devoted daughter to her parents. JoAnn was a 4-H Leader.

JoAnn loved canning, puzzles, sewing, reading, knitting, baking, smoking hams, fishing, gardening, dancing and raising her children and grandchildren

She is survived by her children, Vicky Juntunen (Jon Stordahl), Nick A. Niesen, Nancy (Golden) Green, Richard (Judi) Niesen, and Teresa (Niesen) Knaffla; 2 step-children; 14 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sister, Delores Graff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; great grandson, Nicholas; brother, Kermit “Bud” Bandimere; former husband, Nick Niesen.

2 thoughts on “JoAnn Mae Dormanen”

  1. Valerie Hietala says:

    Dear Niesen Friends and Neighbors, I am so sorry for your loss, it’s so hard to lose our parents. Both of your parents were always a friend, always with a smile and ready to visit no matter where I would see them. Your family were very good neighbors to me and my young family, always ready to help us. I am so disappointed that I am not able to be with you this morning at your Mom’s service. I have so many fond memories. Hugs-Valerie (Baty) Hietala

  2. Karen says:

    JoAnne was such a great lady. She rented an apartment where I work. She was so fun to chat with whenever she came in. Always had a joke to tell, or just had something funny to brighten my day. I will miss her stopping in from time to time. My condolences are with her family and her friends.

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11/23/2018 at 10:00 am
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 9:00 am