Joanne Joy McNatt

Joanne Joy McNatt, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota and formerly of Wayne, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Funeral services are 2:00 PM, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Wayne First United Methodist Church in Wayne, Nebraska with Pastor Nick Baker officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Monday, October 28 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a prayer service at 6:30 PM led by Pastor Dani Jo Bierwagen. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Pallbearers are Dustin Lamb, Tyler Lamb, Ryan Finn, Macklin McNatt, Corbin McNatt, Leven McNatt and Marc Merrill. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wayne.

Joanne was born February 8, 1930 in Wayne, Nebraska to Curtis and Elna (Nielen) Foster. She grew up in Wayne and graduated from Wayne High School in 1947. She worked at McNatt Hardware in Wayne where she met Lloyd McNatt Jr. They were later married on June 20, 1949 in Blair, Nebraska. After their marriage, they continued to work in the family business until they retired in 1982. Joanne was very involved in the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as District Grand Supervisor for several years. Lloyd passed away on August 28, 2003 and Joanne moved to Yankton in 2014. She enjoyed bowling, shopping, crafting and traveling. Joanne also loved playing bingo and cards as well as board games, especially Farkle. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Joanne is survived by five children: Pamela (John) Philbrick of Pueblo, CO, Kathy Reiss of Wayne, William McNatt of Pueblo, Lisa (Todd) Holland of Yankton and Rodney (Shelley) McNatt of Yankton; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd, Jr.; one sister, Alice May Sartain; and two brothers, Curtis and Junior Foster.


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4 response to "Joanne Joy McNatt"

  1. By: Michelle nelson Posted: October 26, 2019

    I worked at Autumn winds and Joanne always had a smile for me when I came in . She would be playing farkle with a friend and I would sit and watch and we would talk for hours . She always made me smile and had a love u when she went to bed I will miss her alot and your family is in my prayers .

  2. By: Pac N Save Posted: October 28, 2019

    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, and wishing you strength and peace.

  3. By: Mary Jo Jorgensen Posted: October 29, 2019

    Just know I am praying for all of you at this time. Pam, I have good memories of your Mom, the store ,,,and spending the night with you – listening to Beatles songs,,,God Bless and keep you in ,Christ, our Savior. Love, Mary Jo

  4. By: Molli Ludwig Posted: October 30, 2019

    Lisa and Todd – Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family.

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