Jo Tool, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. She was 89 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Siloa Lutheran Church with Rev. Del Schanidt officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
INTERMENT will be at the North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Braham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.
Josephine “Jo” Tool, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. She was 89 years old.
Jo was born on May 7, 1923 in Wilton, North Dakota to parents Axel and Hannah (Olson) Hedberg. She attended country school in North Dakota. In 1941, Jo moved to Minnesota to help a friend there.
On September 19, 1942, Jo married Darell Tool at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. Jo and Darell lived their entire life on the family farm in rural Braham until moving to Cambridge in 2000. Jo lived at Dellwood Manor in Cambridge until moving into the nursing home in 2011.
Jo was a homemaker and mother of two daughters, Colleen and Darla. During the 1970’s, she worked at the Cheese Factory in Dalbo.
Jo was active in the Siloa Lutheran Church, the Women of the ELCA, and the Homemaker’s Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning, and spending time with her grandkids. Jo loved to socialize, especially during meals at the Cambridge Senior Center and while living at Dellwood Manor. Jo was always ready for a picnic, whether making a special trip up to a park in Mora or right outside her apartment in Cambridge at a picnic table. Every Christmas, Jo put together a special dinner for her family.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darell; daughter, Darla Ritenour; one brother and four sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Colleen (Gary) Gallmeier; sister, Helen Knott; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other loving relatives and friends.