Joanne Doris Barstad, 82, of Aurora, died Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 at Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora. A memorial service for Joanne will take place at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 21st at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Aurora with Pastor Greg Anderson officiating. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.
Joanne was born March 9, 1941 in Zimmerman, Minnesota to Ernest and Alice (Schulte) Goldenman. She was a graduate of Elk River High School and later earned her Bachelors Degree in Distributive Education from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. On December 28, 1963 Joanne married Donald Barstad in Elk River.
Joanne and Don moved their family to Aurora in 1977 where they purchased the Coast to Coast Hardware Store. Joanne and Don owned and operated the store until their retirement in 2001. Joanne so enjoyed serving the needs of the community.
Joanne was an active volunteer in the community and member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She served on various boards and councils, was a member of the Giant’s Ridge Ski Area Mountain Host program, her church choir, quilters group and Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, baking and was an avid golfer. She was also a member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Donald; sons: Dean (Allison), David and Dwayne (Christine); seven grandchildren: Paul, Karl, Joel, Brenna, Kyle, Alexa and Landon; and brother, Dennis.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Alice and her brother, Ernest Jr.
Joanne was a kind and generous soul who will be greatly missed by all those close to her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Peace on Earth Quilters or the Alzheimer’s Association.