JoAnn R. Armstrong


JoAnn R. (Tapken) Armstrong passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022 at Sanford USD Medical Center. She resided in Sioux Falls and attained the age of 84.

JoAnn was born to Henry and Pearl Tapken on February 10, 1938 in Mitchell, SD. She grew up in Letcher, SD and attended General Beadle Teachers College in Madison, SD. JoAnn married Lawrance (Lonny) Armstrong on August 14, 1960 in Letcher, SD. They started their married life in Sioux City, IA where their only child, Paula Jean was born. Lonny worked for Montgomery Wards and the family moved dozens of time for his job. Lonny passed away on September 10, 1999. JoAnn loved to crochet, sew and do puzzles. She dearly loved her grandchildren.

JoAnn is survived by her daughter and spouse Lowell and Paula Bosler, Alvord, IA; her grandson, Henry R. Bosler, Alvord, IA, granddaughter, Hope P. (David) Lange, Inwood, IA; grandson, Harrison W. Bosler, Alvord, IA; her sister, Jean McClane, Letcher, SD and her brother Jay Tapken, Sioux Falls; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonny and her parents Hank and Pearl Tapken.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorials be given in JoAnn’s honor to be designated at a later date to commemorate JoAnne’s love of teaching and education.

A memorial visitation will be held at the Inwood, IA Community Center, 103 South Main St, Inwood, IA, 51240 on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

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