JoAnn R. Stormer

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LODI/LAKE WISCONSIN–JoAnn Roy Stormer, age 65, of Lodi, passed away on Jan. 12, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

JoAnn was born on July 9, 1956, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Franklin and Jacqueline (Blais) Roy. After she graduated from Rockford's Boylan Catholic High School in 1974, she relocated to Madison to attend Edgewood College. 

In March of 1975, JoAnn met the love of her life, Stephen M. Stormer. Six months later they were engaged. Nine months after that they were married on June 26, 1976.

JoAnn began her career with the Catholic church, working as the Director of Education for three different Madison-area churches. In 1990, she transitioned to secular work as the Director of Volunteer Services for the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross. Throughout her career, she also participated in many professional organizations and boards.

In addition to her beloved husband of 47 years, Steve of Lodi, JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Kara (Dustin McIlvain) Stormer of Jersey City, New Jersey; a grandson, Finn McIlvain; two brothers, William and his wife Tina Roy, and Franklin and his wife Maria Roy; her sister, Jackie E. and her husband John Doyle; a brother-in-law, Gary Stormer; many dear nieces and nephews, as well as many  cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life in loving memory of JoAnn will be held at the Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue, in Middleton, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2022. Please join us, dress casually, and share your favorite stories and memories of JoAnn, who is greatly missed. Gunderson Funeral Home of Lodi served the family.

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