JoAnne Kerst

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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JoAnne Kerst of Spokane, Washington passed away peacefully at her home on Aug. 29. She was born April 4, 1939 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Conrad and Lydia (Spady) Schanaman. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Elaine Pitsch of Hardin.

JoAnne is survived by her two sons Ron (Barbara) Kern and Tom (Darlene Kern); brother Leeroy Schanaman of Hardin; her loving husband Ted Kerst, who adored her for 33 years; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

JoAnne and Ted lived on their ranch outside Spokane, where they raised cattle, horses and dogs. JoAnne loved animals and the work it took to take care of them.