Joann C. Velicer

Joann C. VelicerJoann Carol Velicer, aka “Jo,’”passed quietly in her sleep at home with family on June 16, 2017, into her new heavenly home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her mother and father.

Jo was born in 1941 and raised in Milwaukee Wisc., along with her three brothers (Raymond, Albert and Phillip) and three sisters (Gloria, Erlinda and Rebecca). Jo married Wence Velicer in 1962, and they moved to Ridgecrest in 1977.

Jo had many talents and working positions throughout her life but especially enjoyed her career as a nurse for more than 30 years, where she was loved by her co-workers and patients. She also very much enjoyed cooking and being a hostess.

Jo is survived by her husband of 55 years, Wence; her son Gregory and his wife Claire Velicer; son Erik Velicer; and four beautiful grandchildren: Molly, Mitchell, Megan and Hunter. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 30, 11 a.m. at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church. Rosary will take place at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of life will take place immediately after mass in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Joann Velicer to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

— Submitted by the family of Joann Velicer

Story First Published: 2017-06-30