JoAnn McNutt, of Post Lake, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023 at her home surrounded by her husband, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. She was 87 years old. She was born on November 27, 1936 in Gary, Indiana, a daughter of Fredrick and Lucille (Mitchell) Knoke. She married Richard McNutt on April 12, 1958 in Waukegan, Illinois.
JoAnn was a wonderful woman. She touched so many people's lives and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam (Dennis) Stefanowski of Cedarburg and Jill (Richard) Lucas of Rhinelander; five grandchildren, Mary Kate (Grant) Essad, Justin Stefanowski, Cameron Stefanowski, Matthew Lucas, and Jessica (Clayton) Townsend; and two great-grandchildren, Quinn Essad and Beckett Stefanowski.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of life will be held in the Spring.
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JoAnn holds a special place in my heart. I met her and Dick over 40 years ago and when I retired to Post Lake in 2015 she thought of me as an extended member of the McNutt family. Her considerate personality and quick wit brightened everyone’s day. We have many great memories and I smile as I remember them and reread the many cards she sent over the years. She will be missed.
JoAnn was more than a neighbor to us. She was like family and was always so thoughtful and kind to us and our kids whenever we were “up north.” She always had an “extra” package of cookies or cupcakes for them. I will miss her Facebook posts and comments that were always positive and encouraging. We will miss her. Thoughts and prayers to her entire family. ❤️
My Auntie JoAnn always treated me like another grandchild. She'd send me a birthday gift every year as a kid and send cards all the time, just to say hello and that she loved me. She was funny, witty and loving. She will be missed deeply.
Jo Ann was a mother to me. . I will miss the times stopping over and having coffee and talking with her. Our family grew up with the McNutts and she will be missed. Sorry to hear of your loss Dick.