In loving memory of

Joan Virock
January 17, 1938 - August 1, 2021

HOUSTON, MN - Joan Ruby Virock, 83, of Houston, MN died on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Joan Ruby Omodt was born on January 17, 1938, in Houston, MN to Clemont and Lois (Johnson) Omodt in rural Houston, MN. She was raised in Perkins Valley near Houston and was a 1955 graduate of Houston High School. On April 26, 1956, she was united in marriage with Terry Virock. Joan worked as a secretary at Winona Health in Winona and Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking for everyone, dancing, music, camping, boating, and water skiing. Joan was a very hard worker.
She is survived by four children: Lee Virock, Cari (Paul) Marino, Kristina Virock, and Ross Virock; seven grandchildren: Shane (Lindsey) Krumrie, Zachary (Ginny) Virock, Allison (Steve) Boldt, Megan (Ryan) Johnson, Justine Virock, Jacob Rogich, and Nicole Rogich; six great-grandchldren: Riley, Liam, Delaney, Aspen, Kingston, and Molly; and by two brothers: Dale (June) Omodt and Lon Omodt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sons: Peter and Brian.
There will be a memorial service for Joan at 11:00 a.m. on August 13, 2021, at Looney Valley Lutheran Church in rural Houston with the Reverend Kari Charboneau officiating. Burial will be at the Silver Creek Cemetery in rural Houston. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on August 12, 2021, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston.
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colleen wrote on Aug 10, 2021:

"Although i never met joan, i knew her son Lee and through him i feel like i knew about her. She was a very hard working women who was determined and loved her family. I heard all about her baking and the spread she would prepare for family get togethers. She had a calling to help others and be there for one another. She will be missed but not forgotten. She is your guardain angel in heaven now and will still be taking care of her family. The warmth you feel in your hearts and the smile she puts on your face when you think of her will forever be with you. May she rest in peace. Colleen "

Kay Nelson wrote on Aug 8, 2021:

"Our sympathy to the family, Joan was a wonderful lady, Rest in Peace wonderful Lady."

Faye Conners wrote on Aug 8, 2021:

"Special thoughts to all of Joan\'s family & friends. I was fortunate to work with her at WH where her warm smile and friendliness helped so many people . She was a true friend to many& I feel very fortunate to have known & worked with her."

Shelly Sand Storsveen wrote on Aug 7, 2021:

"Joan was a special person, helping so many people. She was always bringing mom banana bread which mom loved. ?"

Ruth Dixon wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"Joan was so good to our Mom and Dad. She always remembered their birthdays with a card and gift that she hand delivered. She knew Dad had a sweet tooth.She was also helpful with housekeeping and transportation when our parents were uncomfortable driving themselves to appointments. I was always excited to be visiting when she would drop off some home-made banana bread, often still warm. I\'d raid the freezer on my way home in search of an extra loaf.Whenever we walked or biked the Houston streets, we would see her working in the yard and I always thought she was such a hard worker.Our sympathy to the family, she will be missed."

Scott and Rebecca Nelson wrote on Aug 4, 2021:

"My sympathies to the Virock and Omodt family. "