VISSER, JOHANNA- Johanna Visser, age 92, of Roswell, NM passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. A graveside service at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at South Park Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Deutsch of First Presbyterian Church in Dexter, NM will be officiating.
Johanna was born April 6, 1925 in Edgerton, Minnesota to John and Jantiena Dekoekkoek. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, gardening and working on crossword puzzles, she also took pride in played piano and the organ. Johanna loved golfing and bowling with her family and friends.
Johanna was preceded in death by her parents; all 10 of her siblings (3 brothers and 7 sisters); her husband Sam; her son Robert “Bob”, and her great-grandson, Garyn Troost.
Those left to cherish Johanna’s memory are; daughter, Louise Flores of Bernalillo, NM; son, Tom Visser and wife, Dorothy of Roswell, NM; son, Jim Visser of Claremont, CA; son, Mitch Visser and wife, Gina of Roswell, NM; son, Mike Visser and wife, Kelly of Kingsburg, CA; son, Ellis Visser and wife, Janet of Roswell, NM; son, Curtis Visser and wife, Susie of Scottsdale, AZ. Johanna was also blessed with 15 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
Those serving as honorary pallbearers are Johanna’s grandsons, Jason Flores, Bradley Visser, Travis Visser, Michael Visser, Adam Visser, Nicholas Visser, and Garren Visser, Jeff Troost, Rocky Smith, Casey Vander Dussen, Andrew Maloney, Joshua Ragsdale, David De Groot, Adrian Diepersloot and Jeremy Hatcher.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Assurance Home Inc., 1000 E. 18th St, Roswell, NM 88201
Memories of Aunt Jo go back to childhood. I have a small pair of Dutch wooden shoes (ceramic) that she gave us after a trip to Holland. She was thoughtful, generous and would speak her mind. LOL. We went to some political meetings with her in Phoenix. Also, the Christmas brunches - she and Aunts Trudy and Boots would put together were lovely. We were blessed. We pray God's comfort to her children and grands. Know her welcome party on the other side was amazing.
Gina DeKoek McCrackenScottsdale, AZ
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to all of Aunt Jo's family. Someone so special can never be forgotten, and we will treasure our memories. Thank you, Aunt Jo, for your love, kindness and words of wisdom throughout the years. Rest in perfect peace, until we meet again.
Love, Luis & Rachelle (Warntjes) Roque
Luis & Rachelle RoqueDowney, CA
Our prayers of comfort and sympathy go out to all the family members of Johanna. May God bring you through this grieving time with peace that she Is in a better place resting with our savior.
Sincerely, Tim & Cheryl
Tim & Cheryl WaffulRoswell, NM
I got to know 'Aunt Jo' through my good friend Mary, her niece. She was a wonderful lady - generous, funny, smart, kind...she will be missed by all who knew her.
Beth KreditPhoenix, AZ
My deepest sympathies to my cousins and all of Aunt Jo's family in AZ, CA & NM. May His Holy Spirit bring you comfort and peace. She was blessed with a large loving family and she was such a blessing to know and love. I will miss her so much and I look forward to the day I see her in heaven.
Love, Corinne Zwart Abeyta
Corinne AbeytaGlendale, AZ
Aunt Jo was an amazing woman- strong, generous & loved the Lord. May she Rest In Peace! Love you AuntJo.”-
Trish & George HamannPhoenix,, AZ
Aunt Jo was a special Aunt and friend. She was greatly loved here in AZ and will be greatly missed. Thank you Aunt Jo for all the support you gave me over the many years and various trials. Love you.
Mary FriedAvondale, AZ