Joan A. Sadewasser

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Joan A. Sadewasser, 92, of Guttenberg passed away Friday, May 24, 2024, at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 29, at Morris Funeral Home in Guttenberg and before services at the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.

Burial was at the Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Joan was born on July 29, 1931, in Dekalb, Ill. Mike and Bernice (Horn) Heller. Joan was raised in the Guttenberg area. She graduated from Guttenberg High School in 1949. She married Donald Sadewasser on Aug. 28, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.

Joan raised nine children on a farm near Millville. She worked diligently, keeping the children in order while helping on the farm. Her faith was very important; she was the secretary at St. John’s Lutheran Church for some time. She loved traveling, music, and watching sports. She had witty one-liners to get the children and grandchildren to listen. 

Survivors include her children, David (Elaine) Sadewasser, Dan Sadewasser, Richard (Mary) Sadewasser, Mark Sadewasser, Matthew (Beth) Sadewasser, Julie (Donald) Schmelzer, Linda (Glenn) Hines; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wanetta Sadewasser; and sisters-in-law, Barb Heller and Dorothy (Blair) Beatty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald in 2011; sons, Thomas (Julie Jo) and James; grandson, Justin Schmitt; daughter-in-law, Thalia Sadewasser; siblings, Nick Horn, Lavern (Coralie) Heller, Albert Heller and brother-in-law, Delos (Donna) Sadewasser. 

Information is available at Memorials may be sent to Morris Funeral Home (in care of the deceased), 207 S. First S., Guttenberg, IA 52052.

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