Obituary for Joann Elizabeth Kennedy

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Jo Ann Elizabeth Kennedy, 86, of Onalaska, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at OnaTerrace. She was born in Cashton, WI on April 10, 1931 to Charles and Elizabeth (Brueggmann) Dwyer. She later married Lloyd Kennedy and he preceded her in death.
Joann loved to crotchet, play farkle, pinochle and dominoes. She also enjoyed reading and dancing. She was a lover of the water and loved to go canoeing and be on the water in any kind of boat. Joann also had a wicked sense of humor. Her laughter and smile never abandoned her, even right up until the end. Above all else she loved her family and spending time with them was her greatest treasure.
She is survived her children, Becky Lou Rastall, Nancy (David) Rudrud, Lloyd Jr (Janet) Kennedy, Randy (Becky) Kennedy, Steve (Joan) Kennedy, and Barb Kennedy. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, sister, Barb Jackson and a brother John (Amy) Dwyer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son Curt, her parents, grandson James Michael, two sisters, Geraldine and Janice, two brothers, Jim and Joe and a son-in-law, Ben Rastall.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 10th at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1931 Loomis Street, La Crosse. The Reverend Anne M. Hokenstad will officiate and burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family Memorials may be given to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.