Joan Mackaman Obituary

Joan K. Mackaman
Joan Mackaman
Joan K. Mackaman

September 2, 1932 - February 12, 2007
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Joan K. Mackaman died at Iowa Methodist Hospital on February 12, 2007. She was 74. She was the daughter of Marie and Ted Anderson, late of Albert City, Iowa, where she lived until she came to Drake in 1950. She spent the rest of her life in the Des Moines metropolitan area, the last 49 years at her home in rural Ankeny where she relished nature's gifts.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Mackaman, her daughter Margaret Mackaman and her husband, Brian Amelang, their children, Miriam (Mimi) and Anthony, all of Minneapolis, MN; her daughter, Molly Mackaman and her husband, Angel Herrera, and their children, Gabriel and Ian, all of Brooklyn, NY. Her sister, Carolyn Ludwig and her husband, Bob Ludwig, of Palm Desert, CA, and her brother Greg Anderson and his wife, Linda Anderson of Hershey, PA, and her sister-in-law, Doris Corrie of Des Moines also survive. She also left a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

She enjoyed her membership in Chapter JJ of PEO, and particularly enjoyed her volunteer time as a Docent at the Des Moines Art Center.

Her body has been cremated and a memorial gathering will be held at Dunn’s Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, followed by a luncheon at the Hyperion Field Club. She asked that any memorials be directed to Child Serve of Iowa in Johnston.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, February 24, 2007
10:30 AM