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Mary JoAnne Visness February 20, 2021


A Memorial Service for Mary JoAnne Visness of Baudette, MN will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Wabanica Lutheran Church in Baudette. Visitation will be held one-half hour prior to the service at the church.

Mary JoAnne Visness (Thibodo), 73 of Baudette passed away on February 20, 2021 at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert, AZ.

Mary was born on August 17, 1947 in Warren, MN to Ralph and Waltra Thibodo.

She graduated from Stephen High School in 1965. She married Kent Visness on October 11, 1969. They raised two children, Traci JoAnne and Joel Kent.  Her last job was working at the VA Medical Center.  She was forced to early retirement in 2003 after a long hospitalization with ARDS that resulted in many health issues. She lived a long and impressive 18 years after surviving ARDS.

Mary was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, niece and cousin.  She loved to be with her family and friends.  She loved to sew, crochet, shop, bake, cook and play cards.  Everything was much more difficult for her after ARDS in 2003 and cancer in 2008.

Mary was a member of the Baudette Lutheran Parish, ELCA.

Mary is survived by her husband, Kent Visness of Baudette, MN and her children, Traci (Thomas) Sanneman of Woodbury, MN, Joel (Lynne) Visness of Monticello, MN; eight grandchildren, Wesley Sanneman, Lincoln Sanneman, Kennedy Sanneman, Felicity Sanneman, Tristan Visness, Raena Visness, Tyson Visness and Aria Visness; siblings, Mike (Pris) Thibodo and Tom Thibodo.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Waltra (Wosick) Thibodo.

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