Joanne E. Crotty
Funeral services for Joanne E. Crotty, 85, of Norfolk will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Home for Funerals with Pastor Dennis Quigley officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Home for Funerals, Norfolk, Nebraska.
Joanne died July 19, 2014 in Norfolk.
Joanne was born July 16, 1929 Orchard, NE the daughter of Glen and Emma(Solman) McNabb, She began her schooling in Orchard and then moved with her family to Omaha where she completed her education. Joanne married Robert Tibbs and they moved to Norfolk, She was married to Don Zicht until his death. Joanne married James Crotty on September 19, 1971 in Las Vegas and made their home in Norfolk. She worked for Norfolk IGA, and then for the Norfolk Country Inn for 20 years until she retired, where she was known as Maude or Jo.
Joanne is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Linda and LaVerne Mueller of Norfolk, Sharon and Dennis Koehler of Norfolk, Roberta Kirstine of Pierce, step-children Lonnie and Linda Luikens, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren, step grandchildren as well as a great-great step grandchildren.
No one was ever a stranger to Maude, but was gifted with a few extra special families. Vern Turley, a very special love in her life for 10 yrs and his children. Bob Crosier, Leanne and Terry Hochstein also shared a special place in her heart as her extended family.
She was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Joanne is preceded in death by her parents, Husbands Don Zicht and James Crotty, one sister Fern Quigley, and two brothers Lyle McNabb, and Dale McNabb and Donna Luikens.