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Denise Eileen Jostand, 62, of Decorah, formerly of Lansing, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. A Celebration of Life Mass was held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Parish in Lansing, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.
Denise was born November 12, 1950 to James (Glen) and Mary (Finnegan) Connor in Mauston, WI. She was baptized in Mauston, WI and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Parish in Lansing. She graduated high school from St. George Parochial School in 1969.
Denise was united in marriage with Jerome Jostand July 29, 1972. She worked in customer service at Kwik Star and Casey’s, and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Decorah. Denise enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved music and musicals.
Denise is survived by her husband, Jerome of Decorah; her four children, Jeremy (Janeen) Jostand of Decorah, Daniele Jostand of Decorah, Donita (Quinton) Bohlen of Decorah and Jeff Harbaugh of Oelwein; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Alexis, Devon, Austin, Logan, Jeremy, Jr., Tristan, Jaina, Nolan, Myles and Jackie; and her siblings, Jack (Deb) Connor of La Crosse, WI, Jim (Mary Jane) Connor of Eyota, MN, Ken (Mary Ellen) Connor of Blair, WI, Diane (Bob) Gramlich of Lansing, Debra Jo Connor of Miami, FL, Collette (Bob) Kasten of New Albin, Colleen (Richard) Uhlenhake of Ossian, Marty (Randy) Beneke of New Albin, Jeff (Sharon Colsch) Connor of Caledonia, MN, Robert Connor of Ft. Madison, Patricia Bulman of La Crosse, WI and Shawn (Michelle) Connor of Calmar.
Denise was preceded in death by her daughter, Dannette Jostand; her parents; two brothers, Al Connor and Ricky Connor; four brothers-in-law; and her grandparents.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.
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