Joanne L. Healy Mathews nee Ott, born on August 31, 1933, passed on to eternal life on Thursday, May 9, 2019. She died peacefully, following a brief illness.
Beloved wife and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor, and friend, Joanne left those she loved here to join those that love her there – in her heavenly home.
Born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois, beginning in childhood Joanne regularly visited her family’s summer cottage in Minong and resort in nearby Webster.
After raising her family and retiring from a career in banking/accounting, Joanne permanently resided for the remainder of her life in her lakeside home in Minong, which she dearly loved.
In addition to her appreciation of the Northwoods, she delighted in the arts. Joanne expressed her considerable creative talents painting and playing keyboards. Her canine companions were yet another love of her life.
A celebration of the life of Joanne Mathews will be held in Minong on Saturday, June 15.
All who knew Joanne and/or the late Donn M. Healy Jr., her husband and the father of their three children, and two grandchildren are welcome to join the celebration.
A boat ride on Joanne’s beloved lake, a picnic at a favorite waterside spot, and a brief liturgical service in her life-long Christian faith are planned.
Those wishing to express their condolences or inquire about the celebration can contact Joanne’s family at 651.300.8271 (phone/text).