Nationally-known Lakes businesswoman passes away

DCN PhotoJoanne StockdaleDCN PhotoFuneral services will take place Friday for a Lakes-area woman who bought out a Rust Belt business in the heart of the Farm Crisis and was later named first runner-up for the National Small Business Person of the Year.

Joanne Stockdale received the U.S. Small Business Administration honor in 2003 as president and owner of Northern Iowa Die Casting of Lake Park. She passed away Jan. 10 at the Pearl Valley Care Center in Lake Park.

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