Joan “Joani” Eisentraut, 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Beehive Home of Kalispell. Joani was born in San Mateo, CA on December 21, 1950 to Alton W “Al” and Cecilia T “Ceal” (Oswald) Jennings. She grew up in Mountain View, CA and Fresno, CA.
Joani married Ike Eisentraut on April 4, 1983. They had two beautiful girls, Jessica and Cayce. After Ike’s retirement, they moved from California to Columbia Falls, Montana and built their dream home on Wapiti Meadows.
Joani always had perfectly manicured gardens around their home. She was incredibly creative and enjoyed making her own jewelry. In addition, she created a Foundation For the Arts in the memory of her eldest daughter, Jessica. Through which, she was able to support several young aspiring dancers to fulfill their dreams. Joani practiced real estate and later joined the family business at Moonlighting Detective Agency. Always looking for a thrill, Joani spent her pastime hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. She never passed up the opportunity for a daring adventure at Disney World or a soaring zip line ride.
Joani is survived by her daughter Cayce, step daughter Dawn (Mark) Puerling of Wisconsin, her sister Jane Jennings of California, niece Jasmine Jennings and family of California, and cousins Jay and Jane Jennings of California.
Joani is preceded in death by her parents, Al and Ceal Jennings, her husband Ike Eisentraut and her daughter Jessica Ellery.
She was a member of Faith Covenant Church in Kalispell, MT
Visitation for Joani will be Friday, July 10, 2020, 10 a.m at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory. Service will begin at 11 am., followed by committal service at Fairview Cemetery in Columbia Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Beehive Home of Kalispell, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Cerebral Palsy Association.
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