Joanne K. Baier, entered the everlasting presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on her 75th birthday, June 19, 2022, after a delayed battle with two rare autoimmune diseases. Wife of 51 years to James; mother of Amy; mother-in-law of Ben; grandmother of Bailey; sister of Carol.
Joanne gained many family members through her marriage including several nieces who spoiled her with delicious baked goods! Joanne was a longtime employee of and advocate for the Village of Elmwood and Pierce County. During her professional career, she was instrumental in the creation of two local town libraries, the county's own books-by-mail service, and an Elmwood History book.
She had a life-long love of dollhouse miniatures and there was virtually nothing she could not create in miniature! She supported her church and her community for many years in many ways and loved reading and traveling, especially her visits to England. Her favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 41:10.
Thank you to the loving, patient and kind medical staff at the Heritage of Elmwood, Adoray Home Health & Hospice, and Mayo Clinic Health System, all of whom assisted and greatly cared for Joanne and her family during her illness.
Memorials will be used at the discretion of the family.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday June 28, 2022 at the Spring Lake Lutheran Church, Township of Spring Lake, rural Spring Valley. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery-Farm Hill, rural Elmwood.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church.
Sorry for you loss. May all your memories of Mary help ease your pain.
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Joanne. She was a lovely lady to know and very friendly to talk to. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.
Elizabeth Marie MOORE
Dearest Amy and Uncle Jim so very sorry for your loss. I think of Aunt Joanne fondly, and will miss her greatly.
John & Judy Yauch
Jim, so very sorry to learn of the loss of your wife, Joanne & your partner of 51 years. These times are difficult & bittersweet ???????? May she RIP. Thoughts, hugs & prayers to you, your family & friend & community. She’ll be missed always but never forgotten. ????
Sali Seydel Mounce
Jim and Family -
I wish I'd known Joanne for so many more years. Even though we were "cousins," it wasn't until recent years that we were truly connected. I loved her sense of community, family, and humor. I'll remember her fondly, and miss her immensely.
Sali (Seydel) and Mike Mounce
Jeff & Amy Cady
Jim, Amy and Family, we are so sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Woody and Ruth Michaelson
Jim and Amy. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Joanne. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Jim and family, how sorry Ted and I are to hear of Joanne's passing. We are sending many prayers. What a lovely person she was. May your journey forward bring you wonderful memories and some sort of peace. I bet she is whispering in your ear reminding you of all you have left to do. Much love.
Judi & Gary Bauer
Our sympathy Jim and family, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
Just found a about Jo please know that I am thinking of you she was a great friend hugs and kisses pare with you all????
Rita Bennett and Russ Bennett
We are so saddened to hear of Joanne's passing. Loved that lady. Our deepest condolences to Jim and the family. She will be deeply missed
i got to know Joanne by going to coffee on Wednesday mornings. She was a wondeerful lady, inside and out. Our Show and Tell was the best part of our days. Our deepest Sympathy to her family. God Bless you all, especially Joanne.
Darryl and Chris Knospe
Richard E Bates
Jim & Family: So sorry to hear of your loss. We will remember Joanne and your family in our prayers. Jan & Dick
Elizabeth Marie MOORE
Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss our hearts are ????
Jim, Amy, and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Joanne was a great asset to the Village of Elmwood and the community. She was a great person and will be missed. I loved her miniatures, and was honored last week to see them at the house. Thank You Jim. You are all in my prayers. R.I.P. Joanne.
Dear Jim, Amy, Ben and Bailey,
I am praying for you during this time of transition. I am so glad I got to spend some time with you all a few years ago and enjoy her stories. Much love to you all! Amy
I am so sorry to hear of Jo's passing. She was a sweet and kind person. She was a great neighbor. I will miss her. I will be praying for the family. Take care of her Jesus
Jim, Amy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Joanne was a wonderful lady. May she Rest In Peace. Suzi & Mark
Bill and Lenny Howard
So sorry for your loss Jim and Amy,...our prayers will be with you.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless
Gary and Rosey Asher
Jim and family,
So sorry for your loss. May God's love and the peace of Christ surround you all.
Betty and Patrick Denison
Condolences to Jim and family. Jo was a member of our wedding party 53 years ago today. I will always remember her as a dear friend and outstanding woman.
Sue (Samuel) Walz
Jim and Amy - I am so sorry for your loss. Joanne helped foster my love for reading at a very young age, and I have a fond memories of her (and Amy) being at church camp with us. I was so excited to have recently re-connected with her via FB. My prayers are with you and your family.
Dick & Marlene Zimmer
Jim & Family, We were privileged to be the recipient of Joanne's goodness when we used the "Mail a Books" as well as later on when we viewed her many miniature displays. She was a special person and we send our sympathy. She will be missed.
Val & Dave Nelson
So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady.
So sorry to hear this Amy & family! Know that with faith in Jesus, that she is no longer suffering and you will see her again. Your sister, I Christ. ????❤️????
Kathy & Bob Geraets
Our condolences to Jim & Amy
Marti & I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann and Mike McKernon
We are so sorry for your loss Jim and Amy. Jo will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom and Dawn Lechner
We are truly so very sad to hear of Jo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Amy and families for strength and grace during this time of grieving. Know that you are not alone and that she is with her Lord. God bless.
Dear Jim, Amy & Family, Jo was such a beautiful person both on the inside as well as the outside. I felt such grat admiration for her and loved her miniatures. She will be missed. God Bless you All.
Our sympathy to you all
My deepest sympathies go out to Joanne’s family and friends. Joanne was one of my top favorite people on this Earth. You will be missed until we meet again.
Sorry for your family’s loss…Joanne was a very nice person. We will continue to pray for your family….????5
Needless to say I was shocked to hear of Joanne's passing, but I know in my heart that she is happy and not in pain. My heart and HUGS go out to Joanne's entire family. I hurt with you. Stay strong as she always did.
Thoughts and prayers she was always so friendly. I will never forget storytime at the library.
Fred & Anne Sinz
Jim and family, Sorry for your loss we will be praying for you all.
Sending our love and sympathy to Joanne’s family. I have fond memories of being at the library as a child. She was a wonderful lady.
Chris and Arnie Bauer Jr
Prayers to family
So sorry for your loss Jim and family
Linda Thompson Mulheron
My deepest sympathy to Jim and your family. Joanne was such a wonderful person. I'll always remember running into her at the Amsterdam airport.
Cher COPLEY Brannon
RIP beautiful soul… see you in Heaven one day
Jerry and Jayne Holt
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Ken & Char Harvey
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joanne will be missed
Gary & Roxann Peterson
Our sincerest sympathy to you JIm and family. Joann was such a kind person, liked by everyone. So glad we had the chance to get to know her. Heaven gained an angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary & Roxy
John & Jodell Marson
Jim, Amy & Family -
Sending our Sincere Sympathy
Steve & Diane Radle
Jim, we’re keeping you & your family in our thoughts and prayers. You have an Angel in heaven watching over all of you.
We will continue to pray for Jo and for the family. What a great loss for her family but a great asset to heaven!
Jim and family:
So very sorry for your loss. Joanne was a beautiful soul and will be missed~ Sending thoughts and prayers.
I’m sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Always a friendly face and so kind whether running into her around town or at the public library. My condolences to Jim and family.
Nick and Sue Sperger
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jim & family,
So sorry for the loss of Joanne! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.