Joanne Klokkenga, 85, of Lincoln, formerly of Emden, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Funeral services for Mrs. Klokkenga will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden. Pastor John Schurter will officiate. Burial will follow at Hartsburg Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the church in Emden on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Joanne Smith was born July 18, 1932, in Edmonton, KY, the daughter of Fred and Edna Harper Smith. She married Harry Klokkenga on Nov. 29, 1953, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden. He survives.
Joanne is also survived by their daughters: Debra (Loren) LaMar of McLean and Barb (Mark) Kirk of Washington; four grandchildren: Dawn LaMar, Loren LaMar, Jr., Lindsay Kelley, and Samantha Bell; six great-grandchildren: William, Aaden, and Owen LaMar, and Illaunna, Lilly, and Camden Bell; three sisters: Marge Wilmert, Sue (Cheng) Teng, and Nancy (Chris) Sprague; and one brother: Larry Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Nell Tabb; and one granddaughter: Danielle Kirk.
Joanne was a member St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Emden. She had worked as a telephone operator in Emden and in the kitchen at Hopedale Commons.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.