Joan A. Wegman, age 86, of Riceville, Iowa, passed away February 1, 2021, at the Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center in Riceville.
A Memorial Mass will be held in spring 2021 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Haven with Fr. Jerry Kopacek officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home, Riceville, is assisting the family.
Joan Agnes was born in Carroll County, Iowa, on September 22, 1934, to Frank Rudolph and Martha Catherine (Rust) Pille. She graduated from St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Iowa, in 1954. She met the love of her life, Leroy Wegman, at a dance, and on February 5, 1957, they were united in marriage, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia, Iowa. The newlyweds moved to a farm south of Riceville where they made their home for the next 63-plus years. Besides working alongside Roy on the farm, Joannie had many interests. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed quilting, needlework, gardening, calligraphy, and canning. She was a member of St. Peter’s Altar & Rosary Society, a CCD teacher, and sang in the church choir. Joan also served as co-leader of the Wapsi Winners 4-H Club.
Joan is survived by two children: Cathleen (Joe) Mason, Chester, Iowa, and Daniel of Huber Heights, Ohio; two grandchildren: Eric Mason, Lime Springs, Iowa, and Christopher (Kelsie) Mason, Dubuque, Iowa, and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Morgan Mason.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Mary Jane, two infant sons, and two brothers, Virgil and Delmar.