Joanne S. Schladweiler (Spurrell)
October 19, 2023

Joanne Sandra (Spurrell) Schladweiler, 79, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Infinity Hospice Care in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Known affectionately as “JoJo”, she was born January 18, 1944 in Amery, Wisconsin, daughter of Archie and Mildred Spurrell, with her siblings: Jim, Angie and Aaron. She was baptized at East Immanuel Church and attended the Little Falls Country School through 8th grade. She later attended Amery High School. As a child, she loved spending time with her grandparents, Frank and Susie Spurrell. She loved helping her Grandpa, often getting her hands dirty. Her Dad even taught her general maintenance for a car, like how to change the oil and a tire.

She married Ronald Schladweiler on January 25, 1964 in Plum City, Wisconsin. They raised two daughters, Rhonda and Melissa. They enjoyed many family trips to Florida and Disney World.

Joanne worked part-time at her children’s school when they were in Elementary School. Once they were in High School, she started working at Marathon Ashland Petroleum, mainly as a Purchasing Agent and Material Manager. She loved her jobs with Marathon Ashland Petroleum and the people she worked with there.

She enjoyed being on a Bowling League for many years with great friends and playing cards on Monday afternoons with wonderful friends, then going out to eat after. Every other Friday was also filled with cards and laughs. She also enjoyed Bingo, didn’t win very often but she always had a good time with friends.

Joanne was survived by her husband, Ron, until his unexpected passing on October 22, 2023; children: Rhonda (Ken) and Melissa; grandchildren: Stephanie, Jennifer and Tyler; siblings: Jim, Angie (Mike) and Aaron (Sue); brother in law, Cal (Linda) and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Mildred and infant sister Betty Ann.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at the Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, Minnesota. A gathering will be held following the service in the fellowship hall.