Sunday, February 23, 2003

Obituary: Jo Ann (Warnecke) Boss

CAMBRIDGE/MADISON - Jo Ann (Warnecke) Boss, age 53, of Cambridge, formerly of Madison, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at home. She was born on Oct. 27, 1949, in Madison, to William and Elizabeth (Byrne) Warnecke. She married the love of her life, Roger Boss on April 12, 1969, at St. James Catholic Church, Madison. Following graduation from Madison Central High School, Jo Ann went to work as a nursing assistant at St. Marys Hospital for over 25 years. She was famous for her cooking, whether it be for her family, friends, or for the neighborhood. Jo Ann had a passion for helping the sick or those in need. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Roger; her children, Shannon (Henry) Furseth, Robert, Brittny and Jordan Boss all of Cambridge; her loving grandsons, Noah and Bailey Furseth; and siblings, Theresa Trachte of Lake Mills, Fred (Nancy) Warnecke of Lake Mills, James (Beth) Warnecke of Merrimac, and Jean Warnecke of Madison. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents and two infant brothers, Billy and Bobby Warnecke. Funeral services will be held at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Ct., Madison, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, with Father Douglas Dushack presiding. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 431 Soden Dr. from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003. The love Jo Ann carried in her heart was always shared with those who came in contact with her. Her bright smile and her caring, loving ways will be missed by all who knew her. Mom, We'll always carry a part of you in our hearts and we are eternally grateful for the love you gave us. You are our Guardian Angel. We miss and love you Mama Jo. Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home 608-835-3515

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on February 23, 2003

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