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Joanne Pieske, 78

Joanne Ardis Pieske, age 78, of Shakopee died on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in La Crescent, MN.

She was born on August 19, 1944, to Alfred and Martha (Johnson) Nelson. She graduated from Annandale High School in 1962.

Joanne married Dean James Pieske on October 10, 1964. They settled in Cyrus, MN, and their family grew to include daughters Jodene and DeeAnn. She worked for the school district and as a nursing assistant. The family suffered a tragedy when Dean died in October 1977. Joanne eventually moved to the big city in October 1991, settling in Shakopee. She was employed by Datacard for twenty years.

Joanne is survived by her daughters, Jodene Pieske of Shakopee, and DeeAnn (Tony) Schimmel of Cologne, MN; grandchildren Sydney (Sam Kamal) Jacobson, Megan Jacobson, Carolanne Jacobson, and Ian Jacobson; brothers Dennis (Kathy), Ronald (Gretchen), Les (Gloria), and Clair; sister Joyce (Ric) Rynders; brother-in-law Michael (Jan) McGuire; sisters-in-law LeAnn (Dennis) Bye and Peggy Pieske; many nieces and nephews; and scores of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Martha Nelson; husband Dean Pieske; father and mother in-law Leonard and LaMae Pieske; sisters Diane Hoiland and Arloueen McGuire; brothers-in-law Dave Hoiland, Arlan Pieske and Darrel Pieske; sisters-in-law Anne Nelson, LuAnn Nelson and Glenice Pieske; nephew Steven Rynders; and niece Janel Rynders.

A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. S., Shakopee, MN.