Joan F. (Cleasby) Kokoszynski

Joan F. Kokoszynski (Cleasby) passed away on 05/15/2024, in Winter Park, FL.  Joan was born to Ed and Adeline Cleasby in New Prague, MN, on April 10, 1953, and grew up   in Lonsdale where she attended Immaculate Conception grade school.  Joan went to High School in Montgomery, MN, graduating in 1971, and went to college at Winona State for a few years.

Joan worked as a nanny in Connecticut for several years before moving to Florida in the late 70’s.  Joan met her husband Jim Kokoszynski in Florida, they bowled together, played trivia, went fishing, went to the beach and enjoyed life in Florida.  They also had the opportunity to live in Japan for 2 1/2 years.  Joan also belonged to the Red Hat Society. She worked in the church food pantry, and the neighborhood network.

Joan is survived by Jennifer (Mark) Kurth, sisters-in-law Barb Cleasby and Faye Cleasby; nephews Ryan Cleasby, Barry Cleasby, Luke (Brianna) Cleasby; nieces Heather Lucking, and Mindy (Joe) Murphy; 7 great-nieces and nephews; and 1 great-great-niece; 3 aunts and 2 uncles.   

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents Ed and Adeline, her brothers Jim, Paul and Mark, and nephew Clinton.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation an hour before mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Lonsdale.  She will be put to rest with her husband in Wisconsin.

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