Joan E. Englund

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Joan E. Englund, 85, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.

Joan was born in Red Wing, on Nov. 1, 1928, to Carl and Lydia (Boldt) Miller. She graduated from Red Wing High School. Joan married Vincent Englund on Nov. 19, 1949, in Red Wing. She was a homemaker for much of her life and was the best at it.

She enjoyed working with flowers in her yard, reading, being at the lake up north, and especially spending time with her family. 

Joan is survived by three children, Jo Lynn (Jerald) Werre of Rochester, Steven (Kimberly) Englund of Rochester and Thomas Englund of Rochester; five grandchildren, Jill (Gregory) Wright of Chatfield, Julianne (Joseph) Lunde of Rochester, Laura Englund of Apple Valley, Bjorn Englund of Grand Forks, N.D., and Breanna Englund of Rochester; five great-grandchildren, Katelyn Lunde, Alexander Wright, Evan Wright, Kyra Lunde and Reece Drogmueller; a sister, Audrey Gay (Rev. Ray) Geist of New Brighton; and many loving extended family members.  

Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent; her parents; and a brother, Robert. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1212 12th Ave. N.W. in Rochester, with the Rev. Karna Hagen officiating. A visitation will be an hour prior to the service at church. Burial will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.

Memorials can be directed to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Seasons Hospice. 

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55901, 507-289-3600,

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Mar. 19, 2014
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