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Jo Ann Stoltenberg, 85, of Wayne

Posted: 14 August, 2017

Funeral Services for Jo Ann Stoltenberg, 85, of Wayne, will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Carroll.  She passed away on Monday at her home at Brookdale Wayne.  Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Jo Ann Stoltenberg was born June 18, 1932 in Plainview to Clarence and Ardis (McKinsey) Volwiler. She and her siblings were baptized in 1942, by Rev. Antrim of Stark Valley Methodist Church, Pierce. She graduated from Carroll High School in 1949. Jo Ann earned her teaching certificate from State Teacher’s College in Wayne that summer and began teaching at District 37 in Cedar County in the fall of 1949. Jo Ann married Loren Stoltenberg May 29, 1950. They celebrated their 67th anniversary this spring. Jo Ann was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Randolph. Her confirmation verse was Matthew 5:16. Jo Ann taught at one room schools in Wayne and Cedar counties. Jo Ann attended Wayne State College, earning several degrees: in 1976 she earned her BAE in Elementary Ed and Art; in 1979 MSE in Elementary Ed K-9; in 1982 MSE in Administration. She received her PHD (ABD) in Administration from Kansas State in 1984. Jo Ann taught Kindergarten and Secondary Art in Coleridge; Professor of Education at Wayne State College; Middle School Special Ed at Fort Riley, KS; Principal and Director of K-12 Special Ed at Plainview; K-12 Principal and Chapter 1 Sp. Ed Director at Lynch; Elementary Principal at St. George, KS. In retirement, Jo Ann was a substitute teacher at Apache Junction, AZ. Jo Ann was a top salesperson for World Book Encyclopedia, member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Wayne County Retired Teachers’ Association. She loved working outdoors on the farm. Her hobbies included quilting and embroidery. She loved putting puzzles together in the winter and was always ready for a good game of cards. Jo Ann was a member at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Wayne. Jo Ann died on August 14, 2017 at age 85 while a resident at Brookdale Assisted Living in Wayne.

Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Loren; her children, Vicki (Phil) Fisher of Hastings and Garry (Nancie) Stoltenberg of Lincoln, 5 grandchildren, Jenny Luckner, Erica (Matt) Peterson, Ryan (Carrie) Stoltenberg,  Jake (Alyson) Fisher, and  Lindsay (Jamie) Hemmingsen; 10 great grandchildren, two sisters Joyce Harmeier of Norfolk and Norma Lee Stoltenberg of Norfolk and three brothers: Donald (Jan) Volwiler of Carroll, Dwain (Elinor) Volwiler of Norfolk, and Alan Volwiler of Omaha, nieces and nephews.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers-in-law: Don Harmeier, Dale Stoltenberg, Dallas Stoltenberg; three sisters-in-law: Arlene Volwiler, Susan Volwiler, Sue Stoltenberg; two nephews: Tim Volwiler, Rick Harmeier; a niece: Kelly Volwiler.

Hasemann Funeral Home

302 North Lincoln Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787
(402)-375-3100 Fax (402)-375-2900

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