Hofstrand, Joanne Marie Kalar MD passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2019 in Minneapolis. Born on September 18, 1941, the youngest child of John Earl Kalar and Louise Gertrude Griffith Kalar, Joanne graduated from Washburn High School. Joanne received both her bachelor's degree and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. After practicing psychiatry in Fargo, North Dakota and, later, in Minneapolis at Park Nicollet Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Joanne enjoyed many years of retirement. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law Harold L. Hofstrand and mother-in-law Margaret Smith Hofstrand; brother William Earl Kalar and sister-in-law Darlene Nelson Kalar; brothers-in- law Richard Hofstrand and Walter Francis; and many generations of beloved dogs. Surviving Joanne are her two daughters, Dawn (EJ Kelley) and Shannon; grandchildren; sister Louise Kalar Francis; former husband Skip Hofstrand; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; new dog, Griffith; and many other family members, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, friends and dog friends. Joanne did not want a funeral. In lieu of such a service, the family would welcome your stories and memories of Joanne. Please send them to Dawn Hofstrand, PO Box 19165, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or joanne.mkhmd@gmail.com. Memorials may be made to Southwest Metro Animal Rescue & Adoption Society, PO Box 493, Chaska, MN 55318. swmetroanimalrescue.org

Published on October 6, 2019