Hacker, Joanne M. (Boeser) Age 70, of Minneapolis, passed away August 31st, 2010. Our beloved Joanne celebrated life daily. She valued her family and friends above all else. She had a generous and vibrant spirit. She had a passion for serving the unemployed. She worked and volunteered in the career counseling field for over 30 years. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and friend. Joanne was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harold & Gladys; her brother, Rodney, and her son, Matthew. She is survived by her sister, Donna (Boeser) Bennett (David); her daughters, Kathy (Leighton) Whelan, Liz (Leighton) Pearson (Kurt), her son, Mike Leighton (Patty), 6 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Family visitation (10:00 a.m.) and Memorial service (11:00 a.m.) will be held Thurs., Sept. 16th, luncheon to follow, St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield 55423 (612-866-5089). Memorials will be used for the education of Joanne's grandchildren. There will be a private interment.

Published on September 12, 2010

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