Joanne M. Befort, 75, of Mazeppa, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at her home.
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Joanne Mae Blattner was born Oct. 10, 1938, in West Florence Township, Goodhue County, to Andrew and Lillie (nee Quell) Blattner. She grew up in rural Lake City and attended Lake City schools. On April 16, 1955, she married David Befort in Lake City. They made their home in rural Mazeppa.
Joanne was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its ladies aid. She headed up the funeral lunch committee for many years. Joanne was also a member of the Mazeppa Senior Citizens and was a flea marketer.
Joanne is survived by her sons, Larry (Janet) of Zumbrota, Ron (Renee) of St. Paul Park, Mike (Mary) of Mazeppa and Jerry of Mazeppa; daughters, Suzanne (John) Tiedemann and Gwen (Darrel) Klein, all of Mazeppa; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ervin Blattner of Red Wing, Marvin (Eloise) Blattner, Merlyn Blattner and Mel (Pat) Blattner, all of Lake City; and a sister, Jeanette (Don) Keyser of Red Wing.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David who died on Oct. 10, 1994; one grandson; one great-grandson; and sister, Janice Blattner.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mazeppa, with Pastor Alan Horn officiating. Burial will be in the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to St. Croix Hospice in Rochester.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Feb. 27, 2014
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