Joanne Gould, 86 of Browerville passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at CentraCare Health Care Center in Long Prairie. The funeral for Joanne will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Assembly of God Church in Long Prairie, friends may call on Thursday, January 13, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and on the day of the funeral one hour prior to the service at the church; burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie.
Joanne was born October 21, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa to Johannes and Edna (Krueger) Van Dyke. She attended School at Central High in Sioux City, graduating in 1949 and then on to North Central Bible Institute; where she met Calvin Gould. She graduated from NCBI in 1953 and she and Calvin were married on December 31, 1953. After their marriage, they moved to New Castle, Nebraska and after two years they moved to Fridley. In 1969 they moved to a farm east of Browerville and in 1974, Joanne was employed at Hart’s Department Store doing alterations and for a short time worked in the bakery at Donny’s Warehouse. She received her CNA certification in 1986 and worked as a home health aide until she retired in 2006. Throughout her life Joanne loved to care and serve others. Joanne was a member of the Assembly of God Church where she volunteered in many capacities. She especially wanted everyone to know that God personally loves them and can guide them throughout life’s challenges.
Joanne is survived by her children, Phillip (Rhonda) of Long Prairie, Dewayne of Burleson, Texas, Ruth Khamassi of Long Prairie, Dave (Tammy) of Browerville, Frederick (Wendy) of Willmar, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, sisters, Darlene Briggs, Jean Hultquist and Geraldine Van Dyke.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Johannes and Edna, husband, Calvin, siblings, Arthur, Robert and Carolyn.