JoAnn Lovgren
JoAnn Lovgren

Obituary of JoAnn (Jull, Grandorff, Witt) Lovgren

JoAnn Dagny Marie (Jull, Grandorff, Witt) Lovgren, 91, passed away May 30, 2023, at Silver Acres Adult Family Home in Chehalis, Washington. She was born October 23, 1931, in Montesano, Washington, to Kristian and Dagny (Hansen) Gjul.


JoAnn attended school in Montesano, moved to Oakville after her junior year, and graduated from Oakville High School in 1949.  She met and married John W. Grandorff in April 1949, and they had six children.  John passed away in October of 1965 at the age of 35 after an illness.  She married James D. Witt in March of 1967 and they had a daughter together.  Jim passed in December 1998 at age 64 after heart surgery.  JoAnn married Richard W. Lovgren in 2004 and gained four stepchildren.  Richard passed away at age 90 in July of 2016.


JoAnn was a homemaker but, in her 60s, worked at the Antique Mall in Centralia and loved fixing window displays.  She loved to dance (especially the jitterbug), spent many Saturdays at Swede Hall in Rochester, and later started square dancing.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and traveling, including a trip to Norway, where her parents were born.


JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Gunvor; brother, John Jull; sister, Margaret Marche; and her son, John W. Grandorff Jr.  She is survived by daughters, Susan (Larry) Haugh, Judi (Bill) Wamsley, Nancy (Erik) Hegg, Julie (Marc) Herr; sons, Bill (Gloria) Grandorff and Tom (Jody) Grandorff; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.


JoAnn spent her last years at Silver Acres, where she received excellent care, even when she was a little grumpy.  Also, thank you to the Hospice individuals.


JoAnn requested--no, adamantly stated--she did not want a service of any kind, only graveside with immediate family.


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