Joan M. White

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Joan Margaret White, 80, of Guttenberg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries. Visitation was before services at the church.

Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Joan was born on May 9, 1939, to Daniel and Rose (Kleine) Leliefeld. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School and later served her country in the United States Air Force in the late 50’s. On Sept. 25, 1965, she was united in marriage with Keith White at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg and the couple was later blessed with four children. Joan made a home for her husband and children and for many years provided child care for many children in the Guttenberg area. 

Joan will be forever loved and cherished by her children, Jeff (Donna) White, Steve (JoEllen) White, Brian (Traci) White and Tonya (Todd) Pierce; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two siblings, Lois Goerdt, Bill (Rita) Leliefeld and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Joan is preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1988; brothers and sisters, Norman (Lois) Leliefeld, Dorothy (Orvin) Knudtson, Bernard (Bernita) Leliefeld, Vera (Cliff) Mirocko, Opal (Robert) Goerdt, Mary (Manford) Sherriff, Kathleen Leliefeld, Pat (Glenn) Bolsinger, Carol Rose Leliefeld, Gary (Corinne) Leliefeld, Katie (Harry) Ben; one brothers-in-law, Richard Goerdt, and seven nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorials and they can be mailed to 419 N. 2nd St., Guttenberg, IA 52052.

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