JoAnn Freadrich


JoAnn Margaret Freadrich passed away June 3, 2022, at the age of 72 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Friday, June 10, 2022, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM.

JoAnn was born September 8, 1949, in Harvey, North Dakota to Bernard (Ole) and Helen Walch.  She grew up in Goodrich, ND with her parents and brothers, Gene and Gary.

In June of 1968, she married her husband, Keith Freadrich in Goodrich.  They then moved to Bismarck and had two daughters, Tracie and Lisa.

JoAnn had a heart for helping others and her career revolved around it.  She worked at Pride, Inc. for many years as a supervisor and later moved to Hazen and worked in the special education program at Hazen Public Schools.

Once retired, JoAnn and Keith traveled south with their fifth wheel camper to enjoy the winters in Texas.

The love she had for her grandchildren was like no other.  She enjoyed going to their soccer games, band concerts, baseball games, and choir concerts.  She enjoyed spending time with the round table ladies, gardening, baking, movies, and traveling.

She is survived by her husband Keith (Bismarck); daughters, Tracie Freadrich (Bismarck), Madison; Lisa (Wade) White, Walker, Katie, Jackson (San Antonio, Texas); brother, Gene (Wanda) Walch, (Underwood, North Dakota) and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents Bernard (Ole) and Helen Walch, brother Gary Walch, infant brother, Merle Walch.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations.



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Keith, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know JoAnn well, but whenever we met we had such nice visits. She was a special lady. I lost Danny in August of 2020 so I know no words can make the pain go away. Know I am thinking of you and your daughters. Memories will become special and God’s love will help you on your way to healing. Hugs to all of you. If you are in my area, stop. Blessings.

My deepest Sympathy Keith to you and your family.JoAnn was such a nice person with a beautiful smile.

Keith,Tracy and Lisa I am so sorry for your loss. I was in hopes of making it to the funeral but was unable. Joanne was a good person and we had many laughs. I know you will miss her. When I think of my time in Bismarck she was there as a dear friend. Take care and love to all.