Joan Berniece Ehlers, of Dubuque passed away on December 24th, 2019 at the age of 79, after a short illness.
Funeral mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Attah-Nsiah officiating. Family and friends may gather after 8:30 a.m. until time of mass Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road is assisting the family.
Joan B. (Hartman) Ehlers married John E Ehlers on October 28th, 1958, they had six children: Jackie Cook - Dubuque, Julie (Dave) Wolf - Asbury, Janiece (Mark) Bolender - Cottage Grove (WI), Jeff (Terri) Ehlers - Dyersville, Jane (Dave) Hoeger - Montezuma, Joe (Jen) Ehlers - Epworth
Joan was a farmer’s wife in Bernard, Sherrill and Rickardsville, Co-Owner of the Park Hill Grocery Store - Dubuque, the Midway Tavern – Holy Cross, The Ritz Restaurant - Dyersville, and was a Customer Service Representative at The Diamond Jo Casino. Resident of Stonehill Care Center since 2015; the family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Stonehill for all their wonderful care. She always had a smile on her face and will surely be missed by all those she touched.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mildred and brother Michael Hartman, and grandson John L Cook. She is survived in death by John Ehlers, her brother Tom (Darlene) Hartman, and sister Barbra Delaney both of Dubuque, (12) grandchildren, and (9) great grandchildren.
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