JoAnn Cose

Sept. 26, 1946-June 5, 2018

JoAnn Cose, 71, of

Minot, N.D., formerly of

Egeland, ND, passed away

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at

the Minot Health and

Rehab in Minot, ND.

Funeral Services will be

held on Friday, June 15th

at Vincent United Metho-

dist Church, 1024 2nd St.

SE, Minot, ND at 11:00 am

with Pastor Mary Johnson

officiating. Visitation will

be two hours prior to the

service at the church. For

those not able to attend,

the church will be stream-

ing the service through

their Facebook page at

VUMCminot. Lunch will

be served after the ser-

vice. Burial will be held

on June 15, 2018 at 4:00

pm at Ellison Cemetery,

95th St. NE, Rock Lake,

ND with Pastor Mark

Frueh officiating. A fel-

lowship gathering will be

from 5-7 pm at the Ege-

land Community Center

following the burial.

JoAnn Cose, daughter of

John & Arlles Rose, was

born on September 26th,

1946. She grew up on a

small farm just North of

Flaxton, ND. She graduat-

ed Flaxton High School in


As a young adult she

lived in Minot and

worked at JCPenney’s

Downtown, and at the

Minot VFW. She attended

college at Minot State

University, and in 1974

she started her carrier at

the Minot Air Force base

as a civilian. She started

in Supply, and eventually

worked her way up to the

Ground Safety Officer at

the Minot Air Force Base.

On May 25th, 1979

JoAnn married John Cose

at the Minot Air Force

Base. From 1979 to 1988

they lived in Glenburn,

ND. In 1988 they moved

to Honolulu, HI and lived

there until 1990, then

they moved to Maryland.

In 1992 they moved back

to ND and lived in Ege-

land until 2012 when she

moved to Minot.

After moving back to

Egeland, ND JoAnn

worked at the Vining con-

venience store in Cando,

ND, and at the Post Office

in Egeland, ND.

In 2012 JoAnn moved

to Minot and lived at

Dakota Terrace apart-

ments. Every community

she lived in she found her

way to the kitchens in

their church. Most re-

cently she was active in

her church at Vincent Un-

ited Methodist in Minot.

She made many friends in

the kitchens at the

churches, and many

members thought her

caramel rolls were among

the best. You could find

JoAnn at all of her kid’s

sports events, band con-

certs, and other activities.

Her house was a revolving

door where all the kids in

town were welcome to

stop by. She always made

sure they had enough to

eat and felt like they were

part of the family. Many

kids in town would refer

to her as Mom. JoAnn

loved to go camping and

could not wait to get her

motorhome down to

Mouse River Park, where

she would stay in her

motorhome all summer.

And in the winter, she

would sneak away to Ar-

izona for a month or so,

where she would visit her

sister, and many cousins

that were spending the

winters there. Her biggest

joy was watching her

grandchildren grow, and

hearing about their new

adventures and achieve-

ments. She loved to hear

about how well they were

doing in sports and

school, and her fridge was

covered in magnets from

the grandkids sporting ac-

tivities. She loved to spoil

the grandkids with her

baked goodies (especially

caramel rolls).

JoAnn was preceded in

death by her parents, her

husband John, and her in-

fant daughter (Melissa).

She is survived by her

son Slade (Florence)

Helde of Minot, and 2

daughters Kristine

(Travis) Horace, ND &

Denielle (Mark) Grand

Forks, ND. Her sister San-

dra (Cecil) Williams,

Marshall MO, and 6

grandchildren TJ & Devan

Winnegge, Mason & De-

lani Barrett, Dylan & Isa-

bel Helde, and several

nieces and nephews.

Online guestbook is

available at www.

Dunnigan-Dix Funeral

Home of Cando, ND is in

charge of arrangements.