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JoAnn E. (Wagner) Switzer-Jons

October 4, 1932 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


JoAnn E. Switzer-Jons, 90, of St. Paul, died on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.  Pastor John Dolittle will be officiating.  A private family burial will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery.  

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. 

JoAnn was born on October 4, 1932 in Howard County, Nebraska to Julius and Wilma (Treatman) Wagner. She grew up in Howard County and attended school in Cushing, Nebraska. December 15, 1949 she married Billie Dean Switzer at Wolbach, Nebraska.  They farmed just west of Cushing for many years.  They had two children Patricia and Ronnie.  They later moved in to town, where she opened the Hobby House in St. Paul for several years where she made various crafts, floral arrangements for weddings and other special events.  Billie died July 30, 2000.

She was united in marriage to Ken Jons on February 3, 2003. The couple enjoyed going to dances and playing cards with friends. 

JoAnn was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul.  Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, embroidery, and quilting. She especially enjoyed making quilts for the Orphan Grain Train. She had a knack for canning and cooking, and always looked forward to entertaining relatives or friends from church. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her grandkids and having family dinners. She was known for her homemade “hotdog beanie weenies.”  

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Ken Jons of St. Paul; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Stanley Johnson of Grand Island; son and daughter in law, Ronnie and Pam Switzer of St. Paul; 4 grandkids; and 6 great-grandkids. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and twin brother, John Wagner and her first husband Billie Dean Switzer. 


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May 31, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church (St. Paul)

Funeral Service
May 31, 2023

10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church (St. Paul)

Private Family Committal

Elmwood Cemetery
1/4 mile south Adams St. on Jackson St.
St. Paul, NE 68873


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