JoAnn Marcella Giese, age 79, of New Richland, MN, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at New Richland Care Center in New Richland, MN.   Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church and burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Wells, MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home is assisting the family.  To leave online condolences, please visit

JoAnn was born February 10, 1942 the daughter of John and Marcella (Brandt) Giese in Faribault Co., MN. She graduated from Wells-Easton High School.  JoAnn enjoyed roller skating, doing crossword puzzles, paint by numbers and putting together puzzles.  She also watched country music shows on TV and listened to country, and 50’s and 60’s music on the radio. JoAnn also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and soap operas.

JoAnn is survived by her sister Gloria (Duane) Wigern of Biscay, MN; brother Howard (wife Janet) Giese of Glencoe, MN; many nieces and nephews and great- nieces and nephews.

JoAnn was preceded in death her parents; sister: Delores (Eugene) Mulcahy; brother: Donald (Lois) Giese.

JoAnn will be loved and missed by all.