Services for JoAnn Jaeger, 86, of Lamberton, will be held Monday December 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lamberton. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service, 9:00 until 11:00 a.m., at the church. Interment will follow the service at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery in rural Wabasso.

JoAnn Mae Saxton, daughter of Chester and Dolores (Leonard) Saxton was born May 2, 1936, in Holly Township of Murray County, 6 miles southeast of Tracy, MN.  On March 21, 1937, she was baptized on Palm Sunday by Pastor John Greshan of Holly Methodist Church.  JoAnn attended 8 years of school at District 29, Holly Township, Tracy High School (1 year), Walnut Grove High School (1 year), and Milroy high school, where she graduated on May 28, 1953.  She started nursing at Tracy Hospital June 1, 1953 until May of 1954.  She then married Vernon Jaeger of rural Lamberton on May 31, 1954.  There they farmed for 40 years and raised their family.

JoAnn enjoyed home extension, driving for Western Community Action, bowling, hunting deer, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

JoAnn died on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Valley View Manor nursing home in Lamberton.  Surviving family include her children Patricia (Krag) Johnson of Redwood Falls, Steven Jaeger of rural Lamberton,  Sandra Frericks of Walker, and David Jaeger of Sanborn; grandchildren Sean Jaeger, Derek Frericks of Cass Lake, Shayla Frericks of Wanda, Allison (Darren) Rue of Lamberton, and Nicole Jaeger of Clitherall, and great-grandchildren Dawson and Stella Rue; as well as her brother Raymond (Juliana) Saxton of Ottertail, sister Julie Kay Magrane of Carson City, Nevada, nieces Michell (Jeff) Schoer, Rayetta (Steve) Christensen, Kareen (Joseph Jr.) Filippi and nephew Eric (Renee) Eich.  

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon, brother Richard Saxton, sister-in-law Marion (Vind) Saxton, nephew Todd Eich, and an infant great-granddaughter Presli JoAnn Rue.

Arrangements with

Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association

Wabasso, Minnesota