JoAnn Shirley Holle age 91, of Litchfield, formerly of Grove City Minnesota, passed away July 31, 2021 at Meeker Memorial Hospital.
JoAnn was born and raised on the Holle Farm east of Grove City on March 9, 1930 to Christian and Eleanor Holle, youngest of seven siblings. She attended Grove City High School graduating in 1948 and later attended Eitel Hospital School for Nurses in Minneapolis until its closure in 1952.
JoAnn has shared memories of walking, sometimes hitchhiking to school along highway 12; travels to Minneapolis with her sisters, brothers and friends to attend theatre and balls; to California to nanny for her sister; and other memorable trips to Catalina Island, the Ozarks, Nebraska and Alaska.
As a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, JoAnn was strong in faith, prayerful and an avid reader of the Bible. She participated in church committees, prayer groups, Bible studies and enjoyed teaching Sunday school for many years.
Jinny (as most called her) cherished her many family, friends and neighbors, loved to socialize at events at Windmill Park, Fire hall dances, entertain in her home, go on long walks with friends, and give out candy to kids who came trick or treating to 404 4th Street, Grove City. She was a hard and dedicated worker enjoying employment at Fingerhut (Litchfield) and Carlson Meat Market (Grove City) until her retirement.
Jinny is survived by many nieces and nephews who have dear memories of working together on the farm, sleep overs, playing games, puzzles, reading and Bible lessons, and will cherish her memory as a fun, loving and supportive Aunt.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents Christian August Holle and Eleanor Gertrude Day Holle; sisters Betty Callaway Shelp, Margaret Callaway Nelson, Carol Holle Paulson and Helen Holle Swanson; and brothers Douglas C. Holle and Raymond Callaway Jr.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 5th @ 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 321 North 5th Street, Grove City with Pastor Aaron VanDuinen officiating.
The family prefers memorials to First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.