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Joan J DesMarais

January 4, 1930 – October 28, 2017

Joan DesMarais
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Obituary for Joan J DesMarais

Joan J. DesMarais, age 87 of Staples. Passed away at Bethany Good Samaritan in Brainerd on October 28, 2017. She was born in Long Prairie, MN on January 4, 1930 to Marie (Schintgen) and Lymond Johnson. She married Donald F. DesMarais on August 26, 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. She was homemaker and a mother to 10 children.

Preceded in death by her husband, Don DesMarais; parents, Marie and Lymond Johnson; brothers, Doug, Terry, and Bill; sister, Peg; and grandson, Brent Sinotte.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Barbara DesMarais, Steve (Helen) DesMarais, Mary (Matt) Brenk, Jane (Tom) Whelan, Shari (Kurt) Swanson, Theresa (Jim) Essington, Joe (Lisa) DesMarais, Annette (Mike) Sinotte, Renee (Dale) Justin, John (Vera) DesMarais; 30 grandchildren; over 40 great grandchildren; siblings, Bob (Eloise) Johnson, Russ (Bonnie) Johnson, Jeanne (Don) Peterson, Ron (Bev) Johnson, Chuck (Paula) Johnson, Kev (Dian) Johnson, Mary Kay (Mike) Ming.

Mass of Christian Burial for Joan will be held 1:00pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with visitation at the church from 11:00-1:00pm prior to the service. Father Joe Korf will be presiding. Interment will follow the Mass at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

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Service Information

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Father Joe Korf
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
310-4th Street NE
Staples, MN
Service Extra Info
Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 pm on November 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with visitation from 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Interment Information

Evergreen Hill Cemetery
Address Not Available
Staples, MN