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Joann Erickson

March 2, 1939 - October 23, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Joann Erickson

Joann Erickson

Born: March 2, 1939
Died: October 23, 2021
Age: 82

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     Joann Erickson, the daughter of Francis and Julia (Elsen) Foreman was born March 2, 1939 in Council Bluffs, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Council Bluffs area where she attended school and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1957.

     Joann married Marvin Mowery and to this union 5 children were born. She married Darwin Erickson on September 24, 1983 in Okoboji, IA. Joann worked for Smiths Jewelry and in the hospitality business.

     Joann enjoyed crocheting cross stich and sewing. She was a member of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose with the great honor of Deputy Grand Regent for the International Moose Lodge, Bethany Lutheran Church, and a 60-year member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She volunteered for numerous events, including the Clay County Fair, Grand Avenue Community Outreach, Moose Lodge, Meals on Wheels, the Senior Center and other volunteer activities throughout the Spencer community.

     Joann passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Steven, and a brother-in-law Jack Brown.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband Darwin of Spencer, IA; 4 children, Michael (Teresa) Mowery of Milford, IA, Lynda (Gordon) Rademacher of Lakefield, MN, Gregory (Lisa Carlson) Mowery of Sioux Falls, SD, and Timothy Mowery of Spencer, IA; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Louise (Lee) Baglio of Omaha, NE and twin sister Jeannette Brown of Council Bluffs, IA; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Service Video
Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 28, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Jeff Geiger
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
"Jealous Of The Angels"
"I Hope You Dance"
"All My Tears"
Private at a later date.


Friday, October 29, 2021 at 4:14 PM
“Dear Darwin and Family,
My heart is saddened by the loss of Joann’s life. There is no loss in the love and hugs she leaves you though. I loved the service for her, especially the heartfelt solo by her loved ones. I worked in the mall office when Joann worked at Smith Jewelers when I first met her, then years worshipping together at Bethany and more years of mothering and grandmothering as Tyler and our son Shane were classmates and friends. She was easy-going, kind, hard working. I admired how she cared for her family with no applause expected. She just did what needed to be done. You gave her a simply beautiful send-off and yes, I agree, there is one more “good egg” angel around the throne tonight. Your have our sincere sympathy and prayers for comfort.”
- Cheryl Hessenius
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:15 PM
“ Linda, Our deepest smpathy in the loss of your mother. Parents have a place in our heart that no one else can fill. We are thinking of you and your family. Hugs. Curt and Laurie”
- Curt and Laurie Chergosky
Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:23 AM
“I truly felt like I knew Joann through the many stories I heard. My mom, Carol Albers, played canasta/cards with Joann and Darwin at the Moose. She always looked forward to their card parties, and often was the recipient of Joann's handiwork as either a high or low prize, or something Joann had made and given to her. What a precious time of life for Mom, made even richer through the kindness and compassion of Joann and Darwin. May God comfort you now, and all the days to come. With deep sympathy . . . ”
- Marcia (Albers) Steffen
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11:29 AM
“Darwin and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joann was a kind lady and will be missed by all.
Shirley Davies”
- shirley Davies
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 4:11 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all of you. Joanne will be greatly missed. Heartfelt prayers.”
- Jacque Alger
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM
“ So sorry to hear about the loss of Joanne. She was a sweetheart and Jerry and I really enjoyed her”
- Sally Haas Martens
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 PM
“Darwin and family, I was so sorry to hear about Joann. I really enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her at the Activity Center, she was such a kind person. Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time !”
- Linda Marshall
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM
“My sincere sympathy and prayers to darling and family for your loss. She was a sweet and kind lady”
- Mary JacksonMy
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Mike, Lynda, Greg, and Tim. I grew up with them in Arnold's Park and over the years I had visited with Joanne in Spencer. She was such a neat lady. Her smile and hello will be missed. ”
- Mary Ellen
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM
“Mike, Lynda, Greg and Tim, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always so sweet to me and I know she was well loved by all of you. Blessings on you all!”
- Terry Wintz
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:33 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Joann. I will miss seeing her at cards at senior center. She was fun to be around.”
- Donna Malmgren
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 8:27 PM
“Zory and I are so sorry for your loss. We are hugging you all. I am remembering the days when we were all kids. We used to get together mostly at grandmas house and we all would go outside and play all day in their yard. I love you Aunt Joanne. I love all of you too! Zory and I will be praying for you all at this difficult time. ”
- Mark Haines
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 8:27 PM
“I am so sad. Knew Joanne though Senior Center. She was really a friend. Saw her every day when we came to walk the treadmill, then sat n visited. Worked many Breakfast with her and other Activities there. So sorry Darwin and her children. The only one I knew was Tim. You are in our thoughts and prayers. You are missed so much already. Jack and Norma Fitzgerald”
- Jack and Norma Fitzgerald
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 3:44 PM
“I was flooded with memories of our growing up years! My heart broke at the news of Joanne’s death not just for myself, but for her family! Holding all of you in my heart. ”
- Lora Foreman Payne
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:11 PM
“I was so very sorry to hear that Joann had passed. She would visit with my husband and I at Maury's during breakfast time a lot. She was a very sweet, warm, caring woman and will be sadly missed, I'm sure, by all who knew her.”
- Patti Davis
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 1:27 PM
“I was so sorry to hear of JoAnne's passing. Have known her for many years as we both lived in Arnolds Park and now in Spencer. Always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.”
- Marlys Unrau
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 11:34 AM
“Dear Erickson family--I worked closely with Joanne every-other Thursday at the Outreach. We had many good conversations. She was a sweet woman and will be missed in many ways. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and bring you peace during this difficult time.”
- Donnis Stugart
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:53 AM
“So very to hear about Joann's passing. She will be greatly missed! We enjoyed having her in SCSEP. ”
- Carole Malotte
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:48 AM
“Family,!You have my deepest sympathy❤️ Prayers and hugs🙏🙏🙏❤️ She will be missed ❤️”
- Carol
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:48 AM
“Darwin an family sorry for Joanns passing.Always enjoyed visiting with her at the moose”
- Brad an Beth Blair
Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:48 AM
“Dear Joannes Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Joanne. She has been in our card group for several years now.. we had lots of fun.
We will all miss her.
Love and prayers for all,
- Jackie Mann
Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 2:13 PM
“My deepest sympathy for the loss of Joanne. She was a joy to work with at the activity center and will be greatly missed. ”
- Jean Bolton
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