E. Joan WhitingApril 8, 1940 ~ March 23, 2017 (age 76)
Evelyn Joan Gulsvig was born April 10, 1940 in Sunburg, Minnesota to Joseph and Esther (Njus) Gulsvig. She died March 23, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital.
Joan graduated from Wanamingo High School and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She began working at Mayo full time in 1976 and spent most of her career in Human Resources. She later moved to the Recovery Claims Service Department as a Return to Work Coordinator. She retired in May of 2000 but continued to work on a part time basis until February of 2009.
Joan married David Whiting September 25, 1965 in Wanamingo. She was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church and was a member of the Miriam Circle. The couple wintered in Gulf Shores, Alabama and enjoyed traveling, golfing and visiting the grandchildren that she adored.
Survivors include her husband, David Whiting of Rochester; children, Christine Metzke of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chad (Susanne) Whiting of West Chester, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Tara Metzke, and Ben and Graeme Whiting; and sister Karen Johnson of LaPorte, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Margaret Lunde.
A memorial service for E. Joan Whiting, 76, of Rochester will be at 11:00am on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Zumbro Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in the Zumbro Lutheran Church Columbarium.
Memorials are suggested to: Open Table, care of Zumbro Lutheran Church or Breast Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 1st St. SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901