Memorial services were held for Joan Elizabeth (Strecker) Zettervall on Friday, April 16, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd, Minn., with Pastor David Holte officiating. The music was provided by Ernie Aarsted, accompanied by Ellen Holte.
Joni Elizabeth Zettervall (Strecker), age 58, loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all. She suddenly left us on April 8, 2004, due to an unfortunate automobile accident in McKinley County, N.M.
On Jan. 5, 1946, Joni was born the only daughter of Ernest and Amanda Strecker. Joni graduated from Washington High School in 1964, St. Paul, Minn. For the past 18 years Joni resided in Brainerd, Minn., where she was married to David W. Zettervall.
A few of her favorite pastimes include: time with family and friends, singing, dancing, traveling, snorkeling and floating in the lake.
Joni is survived by her three children, Richard McKenna of Brainerd, Minn., Kari McKenna of St. Paul, Minn., Angela (Chad) Anderson of Perham, Minn.; three stepdaughters, Kathy Zettervall of Brainerd, Minn., Debbie Zettervall of Crosby, Minn., Barb Risnes of Ironton, Minn.; eight grandchildren: Tim, Josh, Brittany, McKenzie, Randy, Erin, Jamie and Kaitlyn; two brothers, Martin (Martha) Strecker of Lindstrom, Minn., and Ernest Jr. (Marge) Strecker of Mounds View, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a lifetime of friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Tim McKenna, Joshua McKenna, Brittany McKenna and McKenzie Oswald-Anderson.
Preceding Joni in death is her husband David and both of her parents.
Joni is now an angel looking over us. She will be there for us when we call, so close your eyes and open your heart, you will feel her love, strength and smile.
Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen and Son Funeral Home of New York Mills, Minn.
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