January 13, 1956 - January 12, 2022
Jo Ann Ruby Oien, 65, passed away after fighting an illness in Lehigh Acres, Florida on January 12, 2022 holding her husband Jim Gelbach's hand one day shy of her 66th birthday. Jo was born in Moorhead, Minnesota on January 13, 1956 to Darl Oien and Ann Schwartz. Jo lived in many places in her life and her circle of family and friends reached across the country. She was a very active lifetime member of the Lehigh Acres Eagle Club #3938, also of the American Legion Post #323 and a board member and volunteer at the Lehigh Community Services. Jo was a career counselor at Brown College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, also a graphic designer with her own business Four Eyes Design. Jo is survived by her husband James Gelbach, her brothers, Darl (Kathy) Oien, Wayne (Debra) Oien and Mark Edwards. Her Uncle Lyle Oien who gave her nickname"JoJo" . Children Rebecca (Franco) Garcia, Nikolas (Amber) Treziok, Hannah Treziok, Josephine Treziok and Thomas Treziok. Step Daughters, Adrianne Gelbach, Allison Gunderson and Leah (Brad) Bjorgum. Grandchildren Cole Hill, Adrian Treziok, Rayvn Treziok, Aire and Eris Trezoik, Kyra Asher Treziok and Aurora Candela-Treziok. Step grandchildren Nadia Goad, Truth Goad, Nani Goad, Max Gunderson, Ruby Gunderson and numerous cousins and extended family. Jo was preceded in death by her parents Darl Oien and Ann Schwartz, her sister Melissa Maves, her Aunt Sylvia Oien and stepson Jakob Gelbach. Her beautiful smile was one that could illuminate a city. She will be missed by many as her heart of gold touched the hearts of those who knew her. Jo's wit, humor and snarkiness will be missed by all that loved her. A celebration of life will be held at the Lehigh Acres Eagles Club #3938 in the near future, for the friends and family in Minnesota we are planning a late spring or early summer event in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Both will be posted on Facebook. In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations be made to your local food banks and food shelves in Jo's name. The need is great during this time of hardship. Funeral services are being arranged through Gendron Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.
Jo Ann Ruby Oien, 65, passed away after fighting an illness in Lehigh Acres, Florida on January 12, 2022 holding her husband Jim Gelbach's hand one day shy of her 66th birthday. Jo was born in Moorhead, Minnesota on January 13, 1956 to Darl... View Obituary & Service Information
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