Joanna A. Whiteside

April 30, 1949 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Joanna Whiteside Obituary

Joanna (Jo) Antionette Whiteside of Rockford, IL, passed away unexpectedly November 18, 2023 at the age of 74.  She was born on April 30, 1949 to the late Grace and Charles Speranza.  After graduating from Jones Commercial, she worked for the Chicago Park District and The National Republic Bank of Chicago.  Born and raised in Chicago, IL. Joanna was also a long-time resident of  Berwyn, IL before moving to Rockford, IL.  She loved sharing memories of her young life, friends, family, and hockey players she knew.  She also loved having her young grandkids around.  Joanna was always a hard-headed and vocal lady who would threaten to whack anyone with her cane as she aged. 

She is survived by her sons and their wives, Jeff (Margo) Whiteside and Ken (Liz) Whiteside; their father, Glenn Whiteside; grandchildren, Nicole, Jamie, Danielle, Michael and Jack; great-grandson, Aiden; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorraine (Thomas "Babe") LaPorte; and son, Michael.

In honoring her wishes, there will be no funeral services. 

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