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JoAnn Rasmussen-Sislow

September 12, 1931 - November 24, 2017

JoAnn Rasmussen-Sislow, age 86 of Naperville, IL passed away peacefully, Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born September 12, 1931 in Metropolis, IL to Clarence and Helena (Mescher) Simpson.  She married Michael Sislow, Sr. on June 27, 1987.  Beloved mother of Mark (Kimberly) Rasmussen of DeKalb, IL, the late Michele “Shelly” (Marion) Lawler, the late Michael Jeffery Rasmussen and step-mother to the late Michael Sislow, Jr.  JoAnn loved and cherished her time with her grandchildren.  “Grandma” to Kezya (Doug) Newman, Bryanna (Adam) Grant, Aaron (Laura) Rasmussen, Cayce (Jacob) Kestler, Josie Rasmussen and Wendy Rasmussen.  Great-grandmother to Justice Newman; Nora and Amelia Kestler; Rose and Auggie Grant, and Oliver, Eliot and Hazel Rasmussen.   Sister to Jane Mullikin, Joe Simpson, and the late June Elliott and Russell Simpson.  JoAnn taught for 35 years at Bethany Lutheran School, retiring in 2006.  She had a beautiful singing voice and performed in numerous community theatre plays and was a staple to church choirs throughout her life.  JoAnn and Michael loved to travel and experience the diverse cultures across the globe. 

Funeral Information

Memorial Service: Sunday, December 10th 1:00 PM at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Rd., Naperville, IL  60565. 

Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL  60540.  For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Seasons Hospice Home, 2195 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL  60540.

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