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Obituary: JoAnn Hollatz

JoAnn Hollatz

Bloomington, Minn.

JoAnn O. Hollatz, 87, most recently living in Bloomington, Minn., formerly of Carrington, N.D., died on Jan. 13, 2022.

Funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington. Burial was at the Carrington Cemetery. Rev. Steve Bernston officiated, with special music by Clara Edwardson. Casket bearers were Nathan Hollatz, Matthew Hollatz, Joseph Larson, Sage Voglewede, Zane Voglewede, Cale Voglewede, Michael Porter and Brian Porter.

JoAnn O. Brecto was born in New Rockford, N. D., on May 27, 1934 to Darwin and Anna (Milsten) Brecto, the fourth child of eleven children. She grew up on the family's dairy farm located just east of New Rockford and she graduated from New Rockford High School. She later moved to Grand Forks and was employed as a cashier at Norby's Department Store.

On June 3, 1956, JoAnn married Marvin F. Hollatz at the First Lutheran Church in New Rockford. They moved to Carrington and raised seven children there. JoAnn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington, and was employed as the church office secretary from 1976-1986. From 1987-1996, she was a typist/computer operator for Dick Doeling, CPA.

JoAnn was active in her church where she served on the church council, taught Sunday school, and sang in the church choir.

She is survived by her son, Kevin (Angie) Hollatz of Bismarck, N. D.; five daughters, Crystal (Mark) Larson, Bloomington, Minn.; Dawn (Tom) Spanton, New Richmond, Wisc.; Joy (Dean) Porter, Waconia, Minn.; Vickie (Tim) Nelson, Collinsville, Okla. and Stacey (Robert) Voglewede, Fargo, N.D.; three brothers, Edwin Brecto, Richard Brecto, and Darwin Brecto Jr.; one sister, Lavonne (Jerry) Wilson; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her son Michael (married to Lori Erickson); her parents; four sisters, Betty Brecto, Gail Holt, Marlys Moren, and Jean Martin; and two brothers, David Brecto and Harlan Brecto.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Carrington.