Joan Dietrich

Joan Marie Dietrich of Waukon, age 50, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family October 3, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a difficult 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Joan was born July 31, 1969 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Sharon (Sullivan) Brown. She attended Waukon High School. Joan married Todd Dietrich of Waukon December 19, 1986. In 2003, she obtained her associates degree in Nursing from NICC in Calmar. Joan worked as a registered nurse caring for others from then until March 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

Joan had a love for helping others and spending time with family. She enjoyed going on the river, fishing, reading, dancing, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Joan was also a very active member in the CEW community. She had a strong faith and lived life serving others. Joan’s children and grandchildren were her life’s pride and joy. The legacy of Joan’s kind spirit and zest for life will live on through them.

Joan is survived by her husband, Todd Dietrich; her children, Brandon (Michelle) Dietrich, Dillon (Nicole) Dietrich, Elizabeth (Roger) Dietrich and Abigail (Justin) Vargason, all of Waukon; her grandchildren, Preston, Natalie, Brooklyn, Emrie, Cason, Dayton, Treven, Harper, Dexter and another due in October; her mother, Sharon Brown of Waukon; her sisters, Julie (Ron) Peiffer of Harpers Ferry and Jane (Wayne) Byrnes of Waukon; as well as multiple nieces and nephews. Joan is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Brown.
 

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