Johanna accepted Jesus at a young age and lived her life for Christ in her family, church and community. In her teens, her family moved to Saskatoon. She studied at Steinbach (Man.) Bible College before working one year in Winnipeg. She returned to work at the University of Saskatoon library. Johanna met Dirk through mutual friends. Together they owned a dairy farm in Hepburn, Sask. Although she struggling with health issues for 25 years, Johanna enjoyed planting flowers, sewing, playing piano, baking, reading, spending time with her grandchildren, having coffee with others and camping or travelling with Dirk. Being part of a prayer group and small group was vital to her life. Johanna was known for being a good listener, encourager and caring wife, mom and friend. After being diagnosed with pneumonia and a blood clot, she slipped into a coma and never woke. Her family surrounded her.