Joan Johnson Smith — Harmony

Joan Johnson Smith, 79, of Harmony, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, surrounded by her family at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment will follow in Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony is assisting the family.

Joan was born to Clarence and Dora (Halverson) Johnson on April 10, 1935, in Rugby, N.D. She graduated from Winona State University. On Dec. 21, 1956, Joan was united in marriage to John Z. Smith in Winona, and they were happily married for 58 years. They lived on a farm south of Harmony until 2013 when they moved into Harmony.

Joan enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a great cook and made many huge meals on the farm.

Joan is lovingly remembered by her husband, John of Harmony; three children, Shelley (Dave) Curtis of Sunnyvale, Calif., Kari Damhoff of Littleton, Colo., and John Z. (Nancy) Smith Jr. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Shawn Damhoff, Zachary Damhoff and Shiloh Curtis; seven siblings, Jim Johnson, Juel Johnson, Juane Johnson, Jane Harvath, June Schmunk, Jean Nelson and Janice Volstad.

Joan was preceded in death by one son, John; her parents; five brothers and one sister.