Jo-Ann E. Binder O’Brien, 68, Janesville, formerly of Lake Geneva, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
The former Jo-Ann Ellen Binder was born in Geneva Township on Oct. 5, 1949, the daughter of the late John and Vera Dahner Binder. She was a graduate of Lakeland School in Elkhorn. On July 13, 1991, in Janesville she was united in marriage to Bruce S. O’Brien. She had participated for many years as a bowler in the Special Olympics.
JoAnn is survived by Bruce, her husband of 26 years; a sister, Pauline (Les) Malsch, Lake Geneva; nieces, Debbie (Pete) Nanni and G’Nee (Paul) Andrulis; nephews, Kamin (Adrienne) Mahoney, John and Jason Melahn; and great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy Mahoney and Vera “Tess” Melahn; and a nephew, Mark Malsch.
Services on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m., in the chapel of the Derrick Funeral Home in Lake Geneva. Pastor Paul VanDeBerg, of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lake Geneva, will officiate. Visitation Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are requested in Jo-Ann’s name to Lakeland School.