April 16, 1922 - July 7, 2021
Joanne Zoller Strauss died peacefully on July 7, 2021 at the age of 99 in Lake Forest, CA. Joanne was born on April 16, 1922 in New York City, NY to her parents, Josiah and Anna Zoller. After the death of her father, her mother moved the family out west to California where they finally settled in Hermosa Beach. Joanne met her husband, Charles Warren Strauss in college. After marrying they resided in Hermosa Beach and then moved to Westchester where they had two children. Joanne was widowed in 2004 and her sister, Elizabeth passed in 2017. Her brother, Josiah resides in San Clemente. She is survived by her daughter Charlanne Kuck, son Robert Strauss and grandchildren Timothy, Andrej (wife-Sarah), Phillip, Tania (husband-Tim), and Natasha. Great grandchildren include Anastasia, Jeremiah, Hannah, Brianna, Caitlin, Jack, Devlin, Reichen, Isabella, AmberLyn and great-great grandchildren Lilijah and Valerija. Joanne’s nieces and nephews include Bob, Kim, Drew and Catherine. Joanne’s greatest pleasures in life included spending time body surfing around the Redondo Beach pier at 17, family camping trips to Yosemite with her husband and children when they had the firefalls. Joanne even chased a bear out of camp down the river. She was fearless. Everyone knew Joanne was an animal lover. She and her family had dogs, rabbits, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, a rat named Henry and a parakeet named Little Guy that Joanne taught to speak sentences. Teaching herself to play the piano by ear gave her such enjoyment and then she learned to play the organ. They often asked her to play the piano in concert at Freedom Village. At F.V. she took up golf and scored for the men’s tournaments. Swimming was in her list of daily activities and she loved to play hand & foot and bingo. Her burial will be at the National Cemetery in Miramar, CA along with her deceased Husband.
Joanne Zoller Strauss died peacefully on July 7, 2021 at the age of 99 in Lake Forest, CA. Joanne was born on April 16, 1922 in New York City, NY to her parents, Josiah and Anna Zoller. After the death of her father, her mother moved the family... View Obituary & Service Information
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