MADISON – Joanne Marie Largen passed unexpectedly from this world on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from a heart issue. She was born on February 11, 1973, to a world that loved her. She expressed her love to those around her daily, making sure we all knew how she felt. After graduating from Madison East High School in 1991, she took nursing courses at MATC and later became an EMT in McFarland. Joanne enjoyed softball, volleyball, movies, spending time with her niece and nephew and had a kindness in her heart that will be missed by so many people.

Surviving Joanne is her mother Nancee (Peterson) and father Walter Largen; sisters Jane and Karin (Bill) McGowan and their two children Clara and Orie. Joanne is preceded in death by her brother Matt, maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A service will be held at HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2670 Milwaukee Street, Madison, at 11:00AM on Monday, December 17, 2012, with Pastor Bernt Tweit presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00AM until the time of the service on Monday. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens.

Special thanks to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital for the special care given to Joanne over the years.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Avenue 608-249-8257