Joanne was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Mrs. Kocot started her own business, Tentland, in which she started with a signature loan on a semi-truckload of Tents. She had Tentland changed, with the times, from tents, to trailers and RVs, and then to truck covers and accessories. She had a love of gardening, working on puzzles, and attending any yard sale she could find.
Joanne was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Joseph T. Kocot, whom she married on November 25, 1959, and who died on May 17, 2010; her parents, Milton A. and Ora B., nee Duffie, Wagner; a son, Joseph Kocot III; and a grandson, James Dalton Kilgallon.
Surviving are a son, Curt A. (Bea Dull) Kocot of Freeburg, IL; two daughters, Carol J. (Carl) Wiley of Smithton, IL, and Chalice M. Kilgallon of Belleville, IL; nine grandchildren, Caleigh (Dan) Huber, Cody (Savannah) Wiley, Kelsey (Don) Spencer, Corey Kilgallon, Christopher Wiley, Cierra Wiley, Caroline Kocot and Clarice Kocot; and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday January 14, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL