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Wagner, JoAnn Eleanor (Franzen) 1948 - 2020


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/7/2020 at 12:43:35

JoAnn Wagner, age 72, of rural Calmar, IA died at her home after a sudden illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the St Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar with Rev Robert Gross presiding.

The service will also be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/CFOSparishes

Memorials may be sent to Darrell at 2601-175th St Calmar, IA 52132.

In consideration of concerns regarding Covid-19, social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed during funeral service.

JoAnn Eleanor (Franzen) Wagner was born June 29, 1948 to Raymond and Marion (Deetz) Franzen. She graduated from De Sales High School in Ossian in 1966. She attended business school in Mankato, MN and then worked in Cedar Rapids IA at Collins Radio. JoAnn married Darrell Wagner January 26, 1969 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, one day late due to a blizzard. Together they farmed south of Decorah for five years then they bought their farm west of Calmar. In addition to working on the farm and being a great mom, she worked at Kwik-Star, CFS School lunch program, South Winneshiek High School as a Teachers Aide and was a member of the Calmar Library Board. In addition to her passion for gardening, she enjoyed baking and puzzles. Her first and foremost love was for her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. JoAnn always had a smile on her face and was ready to share a sweet treat with anyone who came over. She will be remembered for her large gardens, delicious cookies, and her gift for making people feel loved and cherished.

JoAnn is survived by her husband: Darrell. Children: Todd (Mary) Wagner, Calmar, IA; Eric Wagner, Dallas, TX; Amy (Brian) Stodola, Marion, IA; Lori (Ryan) Holthaus, Mason City, IA. Grandchildren: Christina (Jared) Pick, Andrew, Rebecca, Lindsey and Noah Wagner, and Grace Stodola. Great Grandchildren: Emaleigh and Charlytte Pick. Siblings: Mary Ann (Don) Witt, Ossian, IA; Roger (Janet) Franzen, Fort Atkinson, IA; Ron (Jean) Franzen, Fort Atkinson, IA; Gary (Danette) Franzen, Ossian, IA; Bruce (Lois) Franzen, Ossian, IA; and Clair (Christine) Franzen, Coggon, IA. In-Laws: Dennis Reicks, Cresco, IA; Rick Wagner, Ridgeway, IA; Jim (Nancy) Wagner, Cedar Rapids, IA; Jeanne and Konrad Verlsteffen, Coral Springs, FL; Janice Balk, Waucoma, IA; and Randy (Cheryl) Wagner, Ft, Atkinson, IA, along with many nieces and nephews.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Marion (Deetz) Franzen, Mother and Father-in-law: Edward and Gladys (Huber) Wagner, Brother-in-law: Mark Balk, Sister-in-law: Judy Reicks, and Sister-in-law: Myrna Wagner.

Source: Schluter-Balik Funeral Home database


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