Joan B. Pasker, 86, of Dyersville, and formerly of New Vienna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville.
Visitation for Joan was held from 2-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28 at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial was held for Joan at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, with the Rev. Tyler Raymond presiding. 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 held in St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna.
Casketbearers for Joan were Jon Olson, Chris Pasker, Cory Pasker, Tristen Pasker, Austin Pasker, Kyle Naber, Spencer Hess and Tyler Demmer.
She 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 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, 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, PA; sisters-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.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com