Joann “Joanie” Hattie Skluzacek, 80

Joann “Joanie” Hattie Skluzacek, age 80, of Montgomery, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Montgomery with Fr. Tom Niehaus officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Joanie was born on April 20, 1944, in Montgomery at home to James and Helen (Shetka) David. She attended Holy Redeemer Catholic School and Montgomery High School. In 1961, she married James Skluzacek and had four children. On October 4, 1973, they purchased a shop which they named Waterville Auto Center where she worked as the bookkeeper up until retiring in 2022. In her younger years she enjoyed playing softball, bowling, gambling, golfing, playing cards with family and friends and being a snowbird. She was also an avid Vikings fan. But, most of all she enjoyed her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joanie is survived by her children, Shelly (Tom) Nieman of New Prague, Jeff (Lisa) Skluzacek of Mankato, Lori (Brian) Henze of Webster, and Chris (Tonya) Skluzacek of New Prague; grandchildren, Matthew (Chelsea) Nieman, Scott Nieman, Danielle Skluzacek, Cassidy (Halsted) Knutson, Morgan (Han) McMahon, Tyler (Robin) Henze, and Adam Henze; step-grandchildren, Nicole, Alexander, Chandra (Will), Indya and London; great-grandchildren, Brekkyn, Brogan, Sophie, Scarlett, Saylor, and Briggs; step-great-grandchildren, Dominic, Ryder, and Aspen; sister, Dorothy Anderson; brother and sisters-in-law, Marion Skluzacek, Elsie (George) Tupy, Deanna David, and Doris David; and many nieces and nephews.

Joanie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James “Jim” Skluzacek; brothers, Ernest David and Bernard David; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike Anderson, Ann (Ray) Simon, George (Lillian) Skluzacek, Stella (Frank) Jirik and Mike Skluzacek.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery, 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.

 

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