JoAnn Lynne, 88, Bismarck, died July 27, 2021, at Good Samaritan Woodland Nursing Home, Brainerd, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Osage Ave., Bismarck, with Rev. John Robert (Bob) Caranicas officiating. A livestream of the funeral service will be available on Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Facebook's page: https://www.facebook.com/goodshepherdbismarck/
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.
JoAnn Marie Keister was born September 20, 1932, in Mason City, Iowa, to Raymond and Marie Keister. She was baptized and confirmed in the St. James Lutheran Church, Mason City. She was raised and attended school in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School. She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, where she received her degree in Parish Work. Following her graduation, she worked in St. Paul at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
While attending Wartburg College, JoAnn met her partner in life, Robert Lynne, and they were married on September 5, 1954, in Mason City. He was receiving his Seminary Training. Following his Seminary education, they moved to Mott, North Dakota, for his first call at Trinity Lutheran Church. Joann enjoyed a life of service, supporting her husband, the church, family and friends. Each and every day JoAnn put a smile on many faces. JoAnn was a humble servant of Our Lord.
JoAnn is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years, Robert; one son, two daughters, one daughter-in-law, and two sons-in-law, Mark Lynne (Jane), Sun Lakes, Ariz., Janna Williams (Doug), Longville, Minn., and Jane Town (John), Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; four grandchildren, Sarah Finnegan (Kevin), Elizabeth Hohenberger (Rob), Anna Radermacher (Jordan) and Laura Town; two step-grandchildren, Christopher and Katie Williams; four great-grandchildren, Elliot Lynne, George Hohenberger, Lily Williams and Mia Williams.
Memorials may be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Bishop Robert Lynne.
Scholarship fund - Wartburg Theological Seminary (333 Wartburg Place Dubuque, IA 52003).