Range Funeral Homes


JoAnn Sharon MacDiarmid

08/26/1943 - 06/19/2019

JoAnn Sharon MacDiarmid passed away on the evening of Wednesday, June 19th 2019 at the age of 75 with her daughter Mitzi at her side. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 pm at her home in Angora. She will be inurned with her parents on Monday, July 15 at 10:00 am at the cemetery in McGregor. Arrangements are wit Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

JoAnn was born on August 26th, 1943 in Rugby, North Dakota, to Kenneth G. and Margaret J. (Horvat) MacDiarmid. From the early years of her childhood, to her adult years, she lived in various states including Missouri, California, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota. She spent most of her life on the Iron Range in Northern Minnesota, working in various locations and retiring from Fortune Bay Casino in 2006.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts of all sorts, but especially knitting and painting. But more than anything, JoAnn loved the outdoors whether it be working in her flower or vegetable gardens in the summer or snowshoeing in the winter and even using her snow blower.

JoAnn was survived in death by her son Theodore K. (Valarie) Clement of Shakopee, Minnesota; daughter Margaret “Mitzi” (Zachary) Cheney of Angora, Minnesota; her sister Judith R. (James) Anderson of Lake Worth, Florida; brother Kenneth K. (Cindy) MacDiarmid of Aitkin, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and longtime friends Lorena Loushin of Winton, Minnesota and Andrea Bailey of Ely, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth G. and Margaret J. (Horvat) MacDiarmid and son-in-law Anthony E. LaNier.

3 thoughts on “JoAnn Sharon MacDiarmid”

  1. Judy(Bielejeski)Huset says:

    Sincere sympathy to the family..JoAnn always had a smile for her customers. She will be truly missed.

  2. Krista Elfrink says:

    JoAnn was a joy to be with! She had such a wonderful sense of humor and contagious laughter. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dave and Pam Anderson says:

    Our deepest sympathies to JoAnn’s family. Dave and JoAnn are first cousins, and even though we do not live that far apart, unfortunately we did not get to know JoAnn very well. Dave has fond memories of a few times when JoAnn and her parents visited Aunt Elsie and family at the Rugby farm. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers as you journey thru these difficult days. God is with you. May your happy memories bring you joy and may the promise of eternal life comfort you.

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07/14/2019 at 1:00 pm
11091 Heino Rd, Angora, MN, USA