Joanne Stiefvater

Joanne Lucille Stiefvater (Schlenz)

Tuesday, July 12th, 1938 - Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Joanne Lucille (Schlenz) Stiefvater
July 12, 1938 – December 18, 2018

Joanne Lucille (Schlenz) Stiefvater (80), of Northglenn, Colorado, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on December 18, 2018 at Elms Haven Care Center. She was born on July 12, 1938 in Sterling, Colorado to Joseph and Florence Lucille (Harnish) Schlenz.

Joanne worked as an accountant for several years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to paint and do crafts. She also loved camping and kayaking. She loved her dog Buddy and was often seen kayaking with Buddy or sharing an ice cream cone with him.

Joanne is survived by her daughter Kim (Stiefvater) McCleland and her son Craig Stiefvater; son-in-law Joseph McCleland; grandchildren Kacie (McCleland) Nelsen, Kyler McCleland, Jordyn McCleland, Jaelee McCleland and Macie Clifft; great grandchildren Mila Cilfft with her second great grandchild due in June; brothers Alan and Dennis Schlenz, and sister Deanna (Schlenz) Heckel. She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Florence Schlenz; brother Ronald Schlenz; ex-husband Laverne Stiefvater and dog Buddy.

You will me greatly missed and we will always carry your memory in our hearts.

Joanne wanted to be cremated and to have her ashes spread with no service.
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Joe Janecky

Posted at 08:56pm
I had the best of fortunes knowing Joanne for over 14 years. She was my bookkeeper and business confidant and kayaking mentor for all that time. I was always impressed by Joanne’s sense of adventure with her camping, kayaking and rollerblading. It was remarkable that she continued enjoying those activities up into her 70’s! We were kayaking one day when her dog Buddy went overboard from her kayak and I had the good fun of scooping him up in his little life jacket and returning him to her boat. And then there was the time Buddy was dog napped and held for ransom. Joanne set up a sting in the Safeway parking lot with the police where she showed up with the $500 ransom fee and the police swept in and nabbed the bad guy. She was a really tough gal and she really loved that dog.
My last bit of good fortune was dropping in to see her 2 weeks before she passed, we had a very memorable visit and I will miss her.
Joe J.

Lyn J

Posted at 11:48am
My condolences to you all for the loss of your loved one Joanne.
May these scriptures bring you all a measure of comfort and hope during this time.

Revelation 21: 3, 4
With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

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