Joan B. Pasker

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Joan B. Pasker, 86, of Dyersville and formerly of New Vienna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville and before services at the funeral home on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, conducted by Rev. Tyler Raymond. Lector was Sr. Rita Goedken. Placing of the pall was done by Rose Olson, Dan Pasker, Dave Pasker, Ron Pasker, Rick Pasker, Diane Elgin, Randy Pasker, Joyce Naber, Janet Olson, Jeanne Hefel and Pam Demmer. Giftbearers were Jackie Doelz and Courtey Olson.

Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna. Casketbearers were Jon Olson, Chris Pasker, Cory Pasker, Tristen Pasker, Austin Pasker, Kyle Naber, Spencer Hess and Tyler Demmer.

Joan was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Petersburg, daughter of Alfred and Loretta (Koch) Goedken. She received her education in the Petersburg area schools. On Nov. 9, 1954, she was united in marriage to Urban S. Pasker at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2017. 

Joan loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending time with her family and attending family gatherings. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards and watching game shows especially Jeopardy. Joan was very talented in making quilts, baking and gardening.

She was a member of St. Boniface Parish in New Vienna.

She is survived by eleven children, Rose (Oly) Olson of Colesburg, Dan (Kay) Pasker of New Vienna, Dave (Mary) Pasker of Earlville, Ron (Linda) Pasker and Rick Pasker both of New Vienna, Diane (Mark) Elgin, Randy Pasker and Joyce (Larry) Naber all of Dyersville, Janet (Jeff) Olson of Guttenberg, Jeanne (J.J.) Hefel of Holy Cross and Pam (Randy) Demmer of Dyersville; 35 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Delaine (Paul) Knipper both of Dyersville, Delores (Terry) O’Brien of Cascade and Sr. Rita Goedken of Dubuque; three brothers, Dale Goedken of Dyersville, Dennis (Ann) Goedken of Cottage Grove, Wis., and Charles (Patrice) Goedken of Harrisburg, Penn.; sister-in-law, Lisa Goedken of Conception Junction, Mo., and Grace Pasker of New Vienna; and two brothers-in-law, Donald Burkle of Dyersville and James (Marie) Pasker of Edgewood.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jean Ann Pasker in infancy; one son-in-law, Randy Hess; grandson, Bailey “Austin” Pasker; Rick’s fiancé, Jill Wilson; two sisters, Sr. Angela Goedken and Lois Burkle; three brothers, David Goedken, Floyd Goedken and Marty Goedken; her father and mother-in-law, Albert and Alvina Pasker; two sisters-in-law, Verna Mae Westmark-Thieman and Doris Goedken; and brother-in-law, Leon Pasker.

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