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 JoAnn Loretta <I>Norman</I> Grossman

JoAnn Loretta Norman Grossman

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 81)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: K Section: Lot: 00316
Memorial ID 100098075 · View Source
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daughter of Roba C. and Josephine Norman

JoAnn Loretta Grossman was born on July 9, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa.

She died on October 31, 2012, after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her memory on Saturday, November 3, 1:00 p.m., at Saint Pius X Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Roba C. Norman, and her first husband, Russell Johnson.

She is survived by her second husband, Gene Grossman; her daughter, Carla Johnson; and her "other daughter," Terri George.

JoAnn retired from the United States Postal Service after over 30 years of dedicated service. She took great pride in her work ethic, speed, and accuracy. Her hobbies included breeding and showing poodles, acquiring collector dolls, track and casino gambling, and motorcycling.

JoAnn could be youthfully enthusiastic, breathtakingly generous, and scathingly observant. She was a character - ornery and incorrigible at times, but feisty and strong, seemingly impervious even to cancer. JoAnn was 90 pounds of rough steel, and the world will never be the same.

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  • Created by: Lynn Schneider
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100098075
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for JoAnn Loretta Norman Grossman (9 Jul 1931–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100098075, citing Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Schneider (contributor 46492409) .