Posted: Mon 10:27 AM, Feb 25, 2013
Funeral Home: Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home
Apr. 13, 1943 - Feb. 23, 2013
JoAnn Paula Schrimpf Holt, born the 13th of April 1943 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Esther Manlick Schrimpf, died early Saturday morning, the 23rd of February 2013 with her husband by her side at their home in Navasota.
Friends are invited to calling hours Monday, the 25th of February, from nine o'clock in the morning to five o'clock in the afternoon and Tuesday, the 26th of February, from nine o'clock in the morning to four o'clock in the afternoon at Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will begin at five o'clock in the evening, Tuesday, the 26th of February, at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 9677 Hwy 6 in Navasota with a vigil service beginning at seven o'clock. A reception in the church narthex will conclude the evening. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ten-thirty in the morning, Wednesday, the 27th of February at Christ Our Light Catholic Church with Msgr. John Malinowski, Rev. Rodolfo "JoJo" Cal-Ortiz and Rev. Juan Pineda as the celebrants. The rite of committal will take place in St. Stanislaus Church Cemetery in Anderson. Immediately following, all are invited to a luncheon in St. Stanislaus Parish Hall.
JoAnn graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and began her dream of adventure, setting out to California, Pennsylvania and returning to Milwaukee where she began a career with GMAC. Having had her fill of cold winters and shoveling snow, she transferred to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. While there the "kid in her" fell in love with Disney World, a place she visited over 30 times in her life, the last of which was in December of 2011,. Her spirit of adventure lead her to Houston in 1980. It was on September 1st of that year that she transferred to GMAC and on that very same day that her husband, Grant, went to work for GMAC at the same office---and nine years later on October 28th, they were married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Navasota.
A perpetual student, JoAnn had a thirst for knowledge. If there was something she was curious about, she would look for a class on the subject to quench that thirst, rather it be photography, painting, a new language, country or genealogy. Her formal education was received from Lincoln High School, the University of St. Thomas, Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and Blinn College. She was a devoted member of Christ Our Light Catholic Church where she served as a lector and Eucharistic minister and was proud to have served for a short time on the board of the Navasota Public Library.
It was after her early retirement from GMAC and encouragement from her husband that JoAnn became a funeral director and assisted in the management of Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home. She was truly the "wind beneath the wings" of Grant. JoAnn was happiest in the background, offering all her love and support to Grant, encouraging and allowing him to serve in so many different ways the community she so dearly loved. All the way to the end, she was more concerned about others than herself.
Survivors include her husband Grant of Navasota; son of the heart, Drew P. Stackhouse and wife Denise and grandsons, Camden and Patrick of Normangee; sister, Judy Pamperin and husband Keith of Green Bay, WI; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Bossart and husband Pat of Plantersville, Becky Keels of Houston and Patricia "Trish" Holt of Plantersville; brother-in-law Tim Holt and wife Martie of Houston; nieces and nephew, Jane Pamperin of Minneapolis, MN, Jared Pamperin and wife Michele and their children, Tyler and Emma, of New London, WI, Kimberley Bossart, Elizabeth, Courtney and Christine Keels all of Houston and Kathleen Bossart of Orlando, FL along with numerous other relatives and a great number of friends.
For those desiring, in lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in JoAnn's name may be made to honor Dr. Erin Fleener and aid in cancer research, C/O St. Joseph Foundation, PO Box 993, Bryan, TX 77805, Navasota Public Library, 1411 E. Washington Ave., Navasota, TX 77868 or Navasota Theatre Alliance, 104 W. Washington Ave., Navasota, TX 77868.
You are invited to sign the guestbook and leave condolences for the family at www.lindleyrobertsonholt.com.