Joan Katherine Deslauriers, age 84 of Currie, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at Ava’s House Hospice in Sioux Falls, SD. Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Community Center in Currie. Interment will be in the Fort Snelling Cemetery at a later date. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joan Katherine Deslauriers was born March 1, 1934 to Alex and Katherine (Wehvilainen) Tamminen in Ely, Minnesota. After graduation she received her master’s in music education. On February 19, 1972, Joan married Edward Gordon Deslauriers in Hopkins. The couple lived in Austin, TX, where Joan worked for the Austin Credit Union for many years. The couple retired and moved back to Minnesota in 1996. Joan volunteered at Westbrook Good Samaritan. She was a member of Currie senior citizens, Currie card club, and Breezy Point Pontoon Pussycats. Joan enjoyed playing piano, reading, and crossword puzzles. She was very avid in politics. Joan loved spending time with her family, friends and faithful companion Benji.
Joan is survived by her husband’s siblings: Bobbi Vaughan of Wayzata, Gloria Schmidt of Cincinnati, OH, Mary Ellen (Ivan) Krizan of Hastings, Lucille (Bill Maher) Deslauriers of Currie and Joel (Carla) Deslauriers of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ed, and parents-in-law Bea and Gordon Deslauriers.