Joanne Forrester Swentzel
Thursday 13th of April 1944 - Tuesday 11th of February 2020
Joanne Forrester Swentzel, 75, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family in the early afternoon of Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Joanne was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 13, 1944 to the late Joseph and Virginia (Brooks) Forrester.
Joanne was married to Paul Swentzel on September 17, 1966. The two met on a blind date at the Ohio State University where Joanne majored in Microchemistry. Upon graduation, she worked as a medical technician at Cleveland Clinic and the University of Kentucky. Later, she was the volunteer Business Manager and an advocate for the Lexington Ballet Company and a volunteer for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
Joanne was most passionate about her family, hosting fantastic gatherings and holiday celebrations at home, Lake Cumberland, and Naples, FL. Her love of family created cherished memories and connections that will carry on for future generations.
Joanne is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul; son, Brooks (Samantha) Swentzel; daughter, Laura (Jonathan) Hellstedt; grandchildren, Brock (Ana), Jayce, Austen, Nathan, Jamesy, Drew and Emily; great-grandchildren, Kiley and Noelle; brothers, Mike and Pat (Mary Kay) Forrester; sisters, Molly (Michael Greene) Forrester, Kathy (Mike) Baker and Stephanie (Larry) Lamp; brother-in-law, Philip Swentzel; sister-in-law, Sharon; and many nieces and nephews.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mrs. Swentzel’s arrangements. Her family will observe a private ceremony.
In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, the family of Joanne would like memorial contributions directed to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.
To share a remembrance of Joanne or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Liz Berryman Peterssays
Paul, I am so sorryabout this loss to you and your family.
Our LOVE and PRAYERS to the Swentzel family... Paynter Tire Family Mike Tina Aaron and Hailey
A beautiful lady . So glad I was in her life . A true angel . May you rest in peace. Prayers and my big hug .A note Beautiful lady . So sorry .I am so glad I was part of her life . A true Angel. May you rest in peace . Prayers and a big hug . Another Angel looking down on me