Joan Adelle Chriest

April 26, 1941- March 20, 2012

 

Joan Adelle Chriest

Joan Adelle Chriest, born on April 26, 1941, passed away on March 20, 2012 in her home with her family present. The only daughter among five children, she learned to be tough and stubborn and had a keen wit, but was loving and caring as well. Joan lived for her grandchildren, showering them with attention and gifts on birthdays and especially at Christmas. She watched them whenever she had the opportunity and all of them would talk about Grammy as if she was their best friend, and maybe she was.

 

Her time with us was too short, but we all hold loving memories and cherish the time we had with her. She loved gardening, doing crossword puzzles and hosting the family for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all birthdays. She was the matriarch of our family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Jean Hutchison, and her brother Fred Hutchison. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Chriest, brothers Dick Hutchison, Gary Hutchison and Bob Hutchison, her children and their spouses, Stacey Del Bianco (Bryan), Spencer Chriest (Cammie), Jeanine Chriest and Joseph Chriest (Susan), son-in-law, Jonn Knutson, and her much-adored seven grandchildren.

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