Joan Alice Brace, the daughter of Clifford Kenneth and Hazel Mae (Livermore) Teasel was born June 27, 1933 at home in Sandusky, OH. Joan entered eternal rest on June 15, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston, IA at the age of eighty two years, eleven months and nineteen days.
Joan was educated in the Sandusky, OH school system graduating with the class of 1951. After graduation from high school she attended Capital University in Columbus, OH graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Following graduation she went to work in Baltimore, MD as a church secretary. In 1958 she was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served her country until 1962. Her first duty assignment was at Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. In 1961, she was reassigned to the Washington, D.C. area. Guy was also assigned in Washington, D.C. and this was where he and Joan met. They were united in marriage December 26, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church in Sandusky, OH. Three children were born to bless this union: Guy Andrew II, Teresa Ann and Keith Adam.
The family moved back to San Diego in 1975 until Guy’s retirement in 1977, when they moved to Corning. Joan worked various jobs before becoming a legal secretary for the Len Leonard Law Office. She also was custodian for the U.S. Post Office in Corning for nine years. She was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Corning, serving as secretary for three years. She also served on the Human and Legal Rights Board for Midwest Opportunities and the Kid Care Council. She enjoyed quilting, reading and spending time in her flower garden.
Left to cherish Joan’s memory is her husband, Guy of fifty four years; her children: Andrew (Tiny Beckmann) of Syracuse, NE , Teresa Brace of Des Moines, IA: Keith (Kathleen) Brace of Slater, IA. Grandchildren: Lindsey (Ryan) Redlinger, MaKayla (Nate) Nemmers and Huck Brace. Great-Grandchildren: Avery Nemmers, Eleanore Nemmers and Myles Redlinger; and Brother-In-Law: Michael Beechler of Castalia, OH; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; Brothers: Clifford Teasel, Jr and Charles Teasel; Sister: Judith Beechler; and Daughter-In-Law: Joni Brace