JoAn Irusta, 90, passed away June 8, 2023 at Kernersville Medical Center after a short illness. JoAn was born August 23, 1932 in Boise, Idaho to the late Lloyd E. and Lela Allebaugh Schmelzer. She grew up on the family ranch in Meridian, Idaho. On September 8, 1952 she married Albert Frank Irusta. They lived, worked and raised their family in Boise, Idaho. JoAn moved to North Carolina in 1985 settling in Kernersville where she lived until her death.
JoAn is survived by her brother Elvin Schmelzer of Montana; her children Albert (Suz Ann) of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Joel (Karen) of Archdale, North Carolina and Tina Swarey of Kernersville, North Carolina; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Rest in peace.
Triad Cremation and Funeral Service of Greensboro is assisting the family