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VANHOVE, JoAnn 1938-2009


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/14/2013 at 17:42:32

JoAnn VanHove, age 71, of Urbandale died on Friday, December 18, 2009 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with burial in the East Friesland Cemetery, Ackley. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley.

JoAnn VanHove was born on September 8, 1938 in Steamboat Rock, Iowa, the daughter of Coert and Helen (Beenken) Bunger. She attended Steamboat Rock Consolidated School, graduating in 1956 and attended Ellsworth Junior College, graduating in 1958. JoAnn was united in marriage to John T. VanHove on June 23, 1963 in Baumholder, Germany where John was stationed with the U.S. Army. She was employed by the European Exchange System in Stuttgart, Germany, the American Express Bank in Berlin, Germany, Canal Industries in Augusta, Georgia, and she was a federal government employee for 20 years at Fort Gordon, Georgia, the VA Hospital, and the US Dept. of Agriculture in Des Moines. She lived in Augusta, Georgia from 1970 until 1990, she then returned to Iowa and lived in Urbandale.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, John of Urbandale; a niece, Teresa Ohnesorge of Marshalltown; a great-niece, McKenzie Marsh of Marshalltown; a great-nephew, Coert Groff of Marshalltown; as well as other nieces and nephews, Lorene Mein, Catherine Mein, Patrick Smith, David (Karen) Smith, James (Diane) Smith, and Janet Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Thelma Ohnesorge.


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