Joanne Draudt

Obituary of Joanne Draudt

Joanne Vivian Draudt (nee Kelly), 89, of Grayslake, Illinois, went to be with the Lord on March 1, 2024. She was born on June 1, 1934, in Zion, Illinois.

Joanne graduated from Zion Benton Township High School, Class of 1952. She went on to work at Heppner Manufacturing, Ball Brothers, Baxter, and Wallgreens Corporate Offices. She was known for her dedication and hard work.

Joanne is survived by her 3 daughters: Pam Garven (John), Terri Fortin (Larry), and Laurie Wilber (Nick); 5 grandchildren: David Garven (Ivette), Krista Garven, Stephen Fortin (Brianna), Nick Fortin (Samantha), and Kyle Wilber; as well as 9 great-grandchildren: Jazmin, Christian, Noah, Zoey, Keanna, Aliya, Alani, Logan, and LJ. 

Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Draudt.

Joanne loved her family very much, and she was greatly loved by them, who knew her as Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, and Dita. She will be so missed by all.

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