Joanne E. Pace, age 86 of Portage, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Aspirus Tivoli Community in Portage. She was born on March 7, 1935 in Wautoma to Marcus and Selma (Engelbretson) Hanneman. Joanne was a 1st grade teacher for 34 years in Portage where she was loved by her students and fellow teachers. She married Dr. Charles Pace in 1989. Joanne loved to travel, read, go to movies and plays and spend time with her friends.
Joanne is survived by her daughter, Dr. Terry (Darrell) Pace; son, Charles Pace; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; step dad, Howard Marcy; her husband; two brothers, Harlo "Hans" Hanneman and Don Marcy.
A funeral service for Joanne will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westfield with Rev. Rodney Armon officiating. Burial will be in Westfield South Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the church. Memorials would be appreciated to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Joanne’s family would like to thank Karen Sanford for her 26 years of friendship and special care to Dr. Charles and Joanne during their stay in the nursing home.
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