King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Joan K. Stellern, 74, Fort Madison

Joan K. Stellern, 74, of Fort Madison died Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

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:  

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