JoAnne Hodgson 71, of Beloit, Wisconsin.
She died peacefully at her son and daughter in laws home with her loving family by her side. She was born September 5, 1945 in Beloit Wisconsin, the daughter of Norman and Audrey (Dickie) Burke. She met the love her life Ron Betker in 1991 and they lived together and were committed to each other until her passing. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Kenneth Ellenberger, and one great grandson Baby Alaric.
JoAnne worked at various places around the Black River Falls area, Jacks or Better, Pine View Nursing Home and Northern Engraving, throughout the years, until she moved to Beloit in 1992 where she worked at various places, until her retirement from Cedar Crest.
JoAnne is survived by son Michael (Michelle) Hodgson of Hatfield, WI; daughter Kelly (Dale) Zillmer of Black River Falls, WI; brother Richard Burke of Sun City, AZ; grandchildren Zekia and Makayla Hodgson, Justine and Coltin Hill, great grandchildren Sophia Hill, Aidric Monroe, and Nadia Sargent. She is also survived by step children Lenny (Denise) Betker, Brenda Lounsbury, and Rhonda Gonzales, step grandchildren Dahlton, Jordan, Ariana, Brad, and Shawn, and eight step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Kenneth Ellenberger, and one great grandson Baby Alaric.
A Celebration of Life for JoAnne will be held from 2:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday July 22, 2017 at Lake Arbutus Sports Bar and Grill in Hatfield.
Torgerson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.