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In loving memory of
JoAnne Doris Howanietz
  • September 22, 1946
  • -
  • September 04, 2020

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JoAnne Doris Howanietz, 73, was born on Sept 22, 1946, in Chicago, IL to her parents Walter R. Barnick and Helen (Kieninger) Barnick. She passed away peacefully on September 4th,2020, in Cape Coral, FL.

JoAnne is survived by her daughters, Jodi Lynn (Frank) Gondermann, Dana (Matt Head) Brown, and Karen (Thomas) McGann; grandchildren, Tristan, Morgan, Nathan, Dawson, Ryan, Cole, and Caleb; brothers, Jeff (Eileen) Barnick, and James(Tammy) Barnick; and many family and friends who will miss her dearly.

JoAnne is proceeded in death by her Husband of 48 yrs. Frank C. Howanietz, her Sister, Judy(Howie) Clark and her Brother, Wally Barnick.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1023 S. McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL., 60148, beginning at 10:00 am. JoAnne will be interred at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery alongside her husband of 49 years later that day in a private ceremony.


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL., 33908

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  1. Karen Hamilton says:
    14 Oct 2020
    I only knew her for 2 1/2 short years but we sure had fun every Friday night at Chicago Pizza. I would drive because JoAnne wasn't the "best" driver. Our dolphin cruise was the most fun I had in ages we all loved the many dolphins we saw. I will miss our adventures together and will never forget how you welcomed me into the neighborhood and took me under your wing. Fly high my friend I will miss you and your smile.

  2. Janel Kieninger lit a candle:
    09 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 9, 2020 at 10:33:58 AM

  3. John Bieschke says:
    09 Oct 2020
    We know by our faith she’s “Safely Home” Eternal rest grant unto her o Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her and May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God - Rest In Peace

  4. Sandy and Steve Krieger lit a candle:
    03 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 3, 2020 at 10:39:38 PM

  5. Sandy and Steve Krieger lit a candle:
    03 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 3, 2020 at 10:38:44 PM

  6. Louise Sansone says:
    28 Sep 2020
    I lost a dear friend and I will miss her very much. We had lots of fun and I have many good memories. We were dubbed "Thelma and Louise".

    JoAnne is at peace, free of pain and will meet up with the love of her life, her husband Frank.

    Condolences to all her family and friends that loved her. There were a lot of us. A special person - one of a kind.

  7. Dana says:
    26 Sep 2020
    3 wks ago today we had to say goodbye to mom. How our lives changed in the blink of an eye. As we remember mom we cannot help to laugh about all of the funny stories she would tell. Has anyone arrived to a wedding a week late because they got the date wrong? My mom and dad did! I will always remember her infectious laugh, her strong will and her devotion to family. We will miss you each and every day mom. Keep watch over Tristan, Nathan, Cole and Caleb and watch them grow and experience lifes many adventures. We love you

  8. Jeff says:
    25 Sep 2020
    Don't think of her as gone away. Her journey's just begun. Life holds so many facets, the earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched. For nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.

  9. Jeff lit a candle:
    25 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 25, 2020 at 9:21:04 PM

  10. Jodi Lynn Gondermann lit a candle:
    22 Sep 2020
    Lit since September 22, 2020 at 9:33:12 PM

  11. Dana posted an image:
    21 Sep 2020
    Mom, Jodi, Dana & Karen
    Mom, Jodi, Dana & Karen

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