JoAnn Preiner (McLaughlin) Passed away peacefully at the age of 75. JoAnn grew up on the Eastside of St. Paul and raised her family in Oakdale. She was finally able to move away from the beige walls with the purchase of the Mesa, Arizona property and remodeling of the cabin on Lone Lake and loved spending as much time as possible at both. She was a proud hockey, softball, baseball, and band Mom who was always doing what she could to support and watch her kidâs activities. She was glad when her kids moved out though, as she no longer had to accommodate Joey and Nikkiâs taste for fast food. She liked her new sports cars and just hated the Buick Skylark, that Dick got instead of a Chrysler Lebarron he was sent to get but decidedly the functional minivan was worse. She enjoyed the McLaughlin family reunions and spending time with her family. She was crafty with cross stitching, sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She was very proud to make everyone a homemade Christmas stocking and made sure her kids and grandkids had more than enough hats and blankets. She fought for what she believed in and didn't let anyone get in her way. Lastly, JoAnn was never afraid to share her opinion with anyone.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Joyce and her stillborn brother, Richard. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Dick; her children, Joe (Denise) and Nikki (Aaron) Wood; her grandchildren, Lauren, Vanessa, Logan and Evan; her siblings, Judy (Tom) Ryan and Janice Cotroneo; many nieces, nephews and other family. Visitation 4-7PM on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Mueller Memorial, 835 Johnson Pkwy, St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Transfiguration Church, 6133 15th St. N, Oakdale. Burial at Union Cemetery. Facial coverings and social distancing are required at the visitation and at Mass.