Date of Death: Mar 16, 2013
Joanne was born November 16, 1938 in Chicago the daughter of William and Angean Voss Hoekstra. On May 6, 1960 she married Andrew Elgersma in Delavan, WI. Following their marriage the couple resided in Ontario, Canada until 1977 at which time they moved to Wisconsin Rapids and became dairy farmers. In 2006 they retired and moved to Waupun. Joanne was a member of Grace United Reformed Church in Waupun.
Joanne is survived by four children, William (Patricia) Elgersma of Greenwood, WI, Robert (Hannah) Elgersma of Vesper, WI, Sharon Elgersma of Chino, CA, and David (Kimberly) Elgersma of Vesper, WI; ten grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Putney, Julia, Rachel, Brittany and Alicia Elgersma, Karmen (and fiancé Stephen Berg), Calvin and Katrina Elgersma, and Ethan and Danielle Elgersma; a brother, Henry (Loie) Hoekstra of New Era, MI; a sister, Nell Ann (John) Slinkman of Vesper, WI; and nieces and nephews.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; her mom, Anna Hoekstra; and her parents.