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JoAnn R. (Preis) Someske

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Ms. JoAnn Rose (Preis) Someske, of Hawthorne, Calif., departed this life at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:14 a.m. She had attained the age of 71 years, seven months and 21 days.

Ms. Someske was born on October 8, 1943 in Centralia, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Novak) Preis.

JoAnn was employed by Fujitsu Ten Corporation in Torrance, Calif., as an Administrator of Human Resources. JoAnn loved the Southwest and she enjoyed being outside, backpacking, hiking, bicycling, water and snow skiing, fishing, dancing, traveling, and visiting family in Illinois twice a year.

Left to mourn her passing are her mother, Marie Preis of New Baden; sister, Alberta “Birdie” Karl of Collinsville; a brother, LeRoy Preis and wife Susan of Okawville; nieces and nephews, Michael “Kaz” Karl, Ron Karl, Trina Vetter, Jenn Preis, Jeff Preis and Becky Galle; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Preis; paternal grandparents, Anton and Frances Preis; and maternal grandparents, Rose and Walt Novak.

Funeral Services were held at Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Monday, June 1 with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating. Per the wishes of JoAnn and her family, cremation will be performed after the funeral services.

Should friends desire, Mass offerings or memorials may be made to the St. Ann Lobby Renovation Fund and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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