JoAnn M. Vanisko

JoAnn M. Vanisko, age 82, of Plainfield, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet. 

Born August 5, 1937 to Edward and Mary (nee Siegel) Wilhelmi, she was a graduate of St. Francis Academy.  JoAnn worked for St. Joseph Hospital as a nursing assistant for over 30 years.

A devoted and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be remembered for the endearing love she had for her family.

Surviving are her beloved daughters, Terri (John) Harper of Plainfield, Nancy Vanisko of Plainfield, and Pamela Pritchard of Fishers, IN; nine loving grandchildren, Daniel (Laura), Brian, Kevin (Mary), Kayleigh, Shawn, Brenna, and Riley Harper, Lucas Vanisko and Michael Pritchard; one great-grandson, Henry Harper; one sister, Shirley (the late William) Hamrick; one brother, Bernie (Diane) Wilhelmi; a brother-in-law, Vincent Kokal; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert (Phyllis) Wilhelmi; and two sisters, Mary (Frank) Jast and Norma Kokal.

Funeral services for JoAnn Vanisko will be private.  Interment will be in St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield.

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet, is in charge of arrangements.  For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you may leave a condolence or share a favorite memory or story.