Joan Frieda Lesniak

June 15, 1941October 28, 2020

Joan Frieda Lesniak, age 79, of Henderson, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. She was born in Winona County, Minnesota on June 15, 1941 to her parents,Arnold and Viola Mindrum (Paulson).

After graduating from Robbinsdale High School, she starting working for General Mills in Golden Valley, where she met Roman. Putting her career aside to raise a family, she became a loving wife and mother, and spent most of her life caring for and looking after others, first her 3 devoted children, then in their later years, her ailing husband. She enjoyed cooking, various yarn crafts, supporting the local gambling establishments, and spending time with family.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 57 years, Roman; as well as her brother, Robert Mindrum; and sisters: Marilyn Steinke and Jeannie Bacon.She is survived by her sons: Jeffrey (Victoria), Russell, and Brian; grandson, Russell Jr; brothers: Gerald (Frida) and Donald (Becky) Mindrum; sisters: Joyce (Joe) Quince and Ginger (Mick) Gammon; brother-in-law, Herb Steinke; sister-in-law, Carol Mindrum; along with numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Joan will be laid to rest December 3, 2020 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Cemetery, in Boulder City, Nevada for close family and dear friends only. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, her sons encourage you to make a donation to the charity of your choice in her name.

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Audrey Chaika

November 16, 2020

Joan was a dear friend. I have so many fond memories of the times Gary and I spent with Joan and Roman.

Audrey Chaika

Cherie Jensen

November 13, 2020

If I had only one word to describe her, it would be KIND.


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