JoAnn Edith Ronningen, born November 24, 1927 in Stillwater, MN, died October 14, 2016 at the Baldwin Care Center in Baldwin, WI at the age of 88. JoAnn attended school in Stillwater and moved to River Falls, WI, graduating in 1946. She married her classmate, John Ronningen while he was stationed in New Orleans in the Coast Guard. Upon returning to Hammond, they took over the Ronningen Dairy Farm where they raised 4 children until they retired. JoAnn returned to the University of Wisconsin River Falls and graduated in 1968 with her degree in Library Science and English. She worked at the Hudson High School as the Librarian for 22 years. She spent several years as the Pom Pom Squad Coach. They affectionately called her “MOM”. After retirement, Jo and John move to their lake home on the Minong Flowage where they enjoyed their retirement years. JoAnn had many interests and hobbies which included gardening, painting, crafting, fishing and hunting. She joined John on many fishing trips to Canada and North Dakota and elk hunting in Colorado. Jo never missed Wisconsin deer season. She was an avid MN Viking fan and was known for her scarves, preferably purple, and her wide variety of hats. Jo and John were lifetime members of the United Methodist Church in Hammond and she was a proud member of the Eastern Star. Jo is survived by children, Kathy (Steve) Dennis, Judy (Grant) Jensen, Tim (Deb) Ronningen, Scott Ronningen; grandchildren, Todd Dennis, Paul (Tara) Dennis, Heather (AJ) McMahan, Stacy (Israel) Love, Cole Ronningen, Chris Ronningen; great-grandchildren, Zoey Ronningen, Malachias, Jasmine and Naomi Love, Anne Dennis; sisters-in-law, Barbara Schultz, Sandy Ronningen, and Marian Ronningen. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Leona Cole; husband, John Ronningen; sister, Doreen (Joe) Cover; brothers-in-law, Willard Schultz, Keith Ronningen, and Tom Ronningen. A Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3 pm at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home 1750 8th Avenue, Baldwin, WI. Visitation was also on Monday from 1:30 – 3 pm at the funeral home. Interment was in the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond, WI. Memorials may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospital 2025 East River Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55414. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Baldwin.