Joan Henkels Obituary

Joan Evelyn Henkels
Joan Henkels
Joan Evelyn Henkels

September 9, 1929 - February 24, 2008
Born in Milwaukee, WI
Resided in West Des Moines, IA
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oan Evelyn Henkels, 78, died Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Mercy Hospice of Johnston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, IA. Burial will be at 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Heron Lake, MN.

Joan was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She was united in marriage to Jerome W. Henkels on April 22, 1950, and subsequently resided in Heron Lake, MN and Marshalltown, IA before moving to West Des Moines, IA. She was a founding member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome; son, Billy and grandson, Sammy.

She is survived by her children, Thomas (Kristina) of Cherokee Village, AR, Kathryn (David) Ott of Santa Clarita, CA, Judith of Colleyville, TX, Paul (Teri) of Urbandale, IA, John (Suzanne) of Strongsville, OH, Steven (Elise) of Glen Ellyn, IL, Joseph (Donna) of Granger, IA and Peter (Terri) of Altoona, IA; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. A Vigil Service follows at 7 p.m. at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to America Histiocytosis Association of America, 332 North Broadway, Pitman, New Jersey 08071.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
7075 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Cemetery-Heron Lake
Heron Lake, MN
Wednesday, February 27, 2008