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Jo Ann Marion Ten Pas, 89, of Cedar Grove, entered eternal life on Saturday October 22, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.
Jo Ann was born February 9, 1933, in Cedar Grove to the late John and Maria (Geldof) Joosse. She graduated from Cedar Grove High School in 1950. On August 28, 1953, she married Carl E. Ten Pas upon his return after serving in the Armed Forces in Korea. They lived in Indiana and Colorado Springs, Colorado before returning to Cedar Grove where they raised their family.
Jo Ann was a lifelong member of First Reformed Church of Cedar Grove. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker. In her free time, she was a gifted gardener, cook, and enjoyed entertaining and traveling. Jo Ann was thoughtful, witty, courageous, strong, and a woman of great faith.
She is survived by her faithful husband of 69 years, Carl Ten Pas; one son, John (Sherry) Ten Pas of Cedar Grove; four daughters, Jane (Doug) Herzog of Cedar Grove, Carla Obbink of Cedar Grove, Carol (Scott) Mentink of Oostburg, Mary (Andrew) Lavey of Cedar Grove; 18 grandchildren, Robert Ten Pas (fiancé, Liz Plant) , Katie Ten Pas, Clare Ten Pas, David (Lara) Herzog, Anna (Mike) Forbes, Dan (Lily) Herzog, Jonathan (Briana) Herzog, JoEllen (Peter) DeHaai, Jaclyn (Steve) Ratajczak, Melanie (Brayden) VanEss, Gail (Tim) Stokdyk, Beth (Bob) Larson, Monica Mentink, Abigail Lavey, Stephen Lavey, Lydia Lavey, Ben Lavey, Jonah Lavey; 20 great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, LaVerne Joosse. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Jo Ann is preceded in death by her parents, beloved son-in-law and granddaughter, Brian and Megan Obbink; brothers, George (Eunice) Joosse, Adrian Joosse, William (Lillian) Joosse, and John (Phyllis) Joosse; sisters, Tannie (Clarence) DeMaster, Maude (Lester) Heinen, Ann (Alvin) Navis, Marie (Paul) Nyhof, and Audrey Joosse; parents-in-law, Herbert and Mabel (Theune) Ten Pas; and a sister-in-law, Muriel (Lloyd) Mentink.
A service to celebrate Jo Ann’s life will be held at the First Reformed Church of Cedar Grove on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 am with Pastor Henry Bradford officiating.
A visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg and again on Thursday at church from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Jo Ann will be laid to rest at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, First Reformed Church of Cedar Grove, Pine Haven Christian homes, or the Special Olympics.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and dear caregivers, Jeri, Cindy L., Cindy K. , and Carol for their kind and compassionate care.
“The Eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms…” – Deuteronomy 33:27a
The Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg is caring for the Ten Pas family. For more information and online condolences, please visit www.wenigfh.com .
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Wenig Funeral Home - Oostburg
Thursday, October 27, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Thursday, October 27, 2022
11:00 - 11:45pm (Central time)
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