Joan K. Stellern, 74, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at The Kensington. She was born on March 30, 1947 in Fort Madison, IA to Harold & Rosella Menke Wagner. She married Thomas J. Stellern on November 12, 1966 in Fort Madison, IA. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. Her greatest love was her 3 children and the children that she cared for. She enjoyed flower gardening and watching birds, squirrels & rabbits. She also loved to play cards.
Joan is survived by: her husband: Tom Stellern of Fort Madison, IA; 1-daughter: Denise (Scott) DeRoss of Brookfield, IL; 2-sons: Dean Stellern of Galesburg, IL & Dennis (Maria Sanchez) Stellern of Tinley Park, IL; 4-grandchildren: Zachary & Taelor Stellern, Madi Sanchez & Max Stellern; 2-great grandchildren: Anthony & Victor Sanchez; 2-brothers: William (Karen) Wagner of Camdenton, MO & Timothy (Judi) Wagner of Fort Madison, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church. The funeral mass will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating. Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Gethsemane Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Holy Family Parish. Online condolences and a recording of the funeral mass may be left/viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.