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Jo Ann Tekstra Krishfield


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Jo Ann Tekstra Krishfield Obituary
November 9, 1939 - April 27, 2017 Jo Ann Tekstra Krishfield, 77, died after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at home. She was born on November 9, 1939, in Orange, CA, to Peter Tekstra and Rose Veltman. Jo Ann graduated from St. Anthony's High School in Long Beach and completed some college courses at Santa Ana College. She worked as a secretary at Rockwell International for about 10 years. In 1965, Jo Ann met the love of her life at a dance, naval officer Robert Krishfield. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in September 2016. Jo Ann was a loving wife and mother to her two children, Karen and Steve, and dedicated parishioner of La Purisima Catholic Church. Jo Ann enjoyed gardening, sewing and taking care of her cats. She also was an avid reader and loved to travel. After nearly 50 years in Orange, Bob & Jo Ann moved to Walnut Village in Anaheim last year, where they made many new friends. She will be greatly missed. Jo Ann leaves behind her husband, Bob, their children Karen and Steve, granddaughter Genesee, sister Catherine Kay and 12 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Peter, mother Rose and brother, Nick Tekstra. A viewing will be held at Hilgenfeld Mortuary in Anaheim on Wednesday, May 10, from 4-6 pm. The funeral mass will be held at La Purisima Catholic Church in Orange on Thursday, May 11 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in her name to the National Parkinson Foundation. www.parkinson.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 6 to May 7, 2017
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