Joanne Bahnsen passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Bloomington, Ill., at the age of 91.

Jo and husband Al Bahnsen raised their family in the Chicago area, and after retirement, they moved to Rio Rancho, N.M., where they spent many happy years.

Jo was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Al, and is survived by her five children, a sister and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held in Illinois at a later date. Those who wish to honor Jo and Al are encouraged to send a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or their favorite charity.

Arrangements in care of East Lawn Funeral Home.