Joan Marlene Streeter, age 81, of Hassan Valley Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 23, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 P.M., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Joan Marlene (Mortenson) Streeter was born on March 19, 1942, in Wausau, WI. She was the daughter of Louis Jr. and Ruth (Palesch) Mortenson. She attended grade school in the town of Hewitt, Wisconsin, and graduated with the Wausau High School class of 1960. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.
On June 22, 1963, Joan was united in marriage to William “Bill” Streeter in Wausau, Wisconsin. Joan and Bill’s marriage was blessed with eight children, Joe, Maria, Terri, Mike, David, Rose, Christina, and Patti. The couple shared 33 years of marriage together until Bill passed away on December 31, 1996.
Joan was employed at Happy’s Diner in Minneapolis, MN while living there. When the Streeter family moved to Hutchinson, MN, she was employed at Hutchinson Technology Inc. in Hutchinson, and later at Starkey Laboratories in Glencoe, MN.
Joan was a loving mother and homemaker; raising her children was her greatest success. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joan enjoyed cooking, gardening, and crocheting. She was one to stay up on current events. She enjoyed cheering on the Minnesota Twins. Joan also enjoyed painting, drawing, and reading. She enjoyed getting her hands dirty with her children and grandchildren when they were involved in the local 4H club.
Joan passed away on April 16, 2023, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota at the age of 81 years old. Blessed be her memory.
Joan is survived by
Children, Joe Streeter of Norman, OK,
Maria Vokal and her partner, Dean Schreiner of Eau Claire, WI,
Terri Crowell and her husband, Mike of Lakeville, MN,
Mike Streeter of Savage, MN,
David Streeter and his wife, Laura of Hutchinson, MN,
Rose Sliva and her husband, Lukas of Denver, CO,
Christina Mitts of Columbia Heights, MN,
Patti Streeter of Mound, MN;
Grandchildren, Aaron (Stephanny) Streeter, Kara Streeter, Daniel (Lauren) Streeter, Cole (Sammi) Vokal, Matt (Emma) Crowell, Tim (Emily) Crowell, Megan Crowell, Hannah (Austin) Paolillo, Mckenna (Joe) Busche, Oakley (McKennan) Streeter, Aiyana (Tyler) Mitts, Bela Sliva, Elijas Sliva, Owen Streeter, Holly Streeter, Dylan Streeter;
Great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Beatrice, Julius, Lucille, Theodore, Zoe, Charlie, Silas, Harrison, Ethan, Perseus, Atlas, Athena, Paige, Gabriel, Alayna, Carter, Cecilia, Neil, baby (expected in July);
Siblings, Ron Mortenson, Charles Mortenson, Lois Cole, Clark Mortenson, Rita Hawes;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Streeter; parents, Louis Jr. and Ruth Mortenson; Brothers, Terry Mortenson and Louis Mortenson III; Grandson, Casey Vokal.
Kris E. says
Oh Joan…..So very Sorry For This Loss!!! Joan was so Good to work with …we became Friends instead of Boss/ Worker…Thinking of You All…
Lynette Rosenau says
Oh Joan , I am so surprised to read this . I had the pleasure of working with Joan at HTI for many years . She was a delight to work for , and her family was so important to her . She was kept busy , raising those 8 kids and having a full time job also . Her life was full of teenagers , from first ducking down in the car when riding down main street Hutch ( you didn’t want anyone to see you riding with your parents ) to them getting their permits and licences . They sure kept her on her toes , but she handled them with a calm motherly manner . My sincere sympathy to her family .
Lynette Rosenau says
To Joan’s family : so sorry to hear this . I enjoyed working with Joan at HTI for several years . She was a fun person to be around , and her family was very special to her . My sincere sympathy to her children . RIP Joan .
Char and Bill Lidberg says
Our prayers are with all of Joan’s family. I worked with her a HTI, a very nice lady.
Connie Harbarth says
Joan was such a nice and fun person to be around. I enjoyed working with her at HTI. She always had a great attitude and very dedicated to work and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon (Wolter) Rusley says
To Joan’s families: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I worked with Joan at HTI for many years. May the memories you made and have of her carry you through this most difficult time.
Dorene Otto says
Sorry to hear of Joan ‘s passing . I first met Joan at HTI . I enjoyed working with her and she was a hard worker and we soon became friends and friends of the family . I will be praying for you through this time !
Karen Blohm says
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers for the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.