Joan Nancy (Lowenberg) Maeder, 72, of Corning, Iowa, went to be with The Lord on April 28, 2021 in Creston, Iowa surrounded by her loved ones. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, May 3, at the St. Timothy Catholic Church, Cumberland, Iowa, with Fr. Michael Berner, Celebrant. Burial will be at the St. Timothy – Reno Catholic Cemetery, Cumberland, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M., Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 701 7th Street, Corning, Iowa. The Rosary will be said at 6:30 P.M. Memorials may be directed to the St. Timothy Reno Altar Society and/or Crest Haven Care Center, Creston, Iowa. Memories and on-line condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Joan was born January 17, 1949 in Villisca, Iowa and was the youngest child to Vincent and Louese (Butler) Lowenberg. The family moved to Creston where she attended St. Malachy’s Catholic School, graduated from Creston Community High School, and obtained her Associates Degree in Office Management, at the age of 50, from Southwest Community College. Following high school Joan moved to New Jersey where she lived with her sister Mary and upon returning to Iowa Joan met Dallas. The two began a lifelong courtship and were married December 13, 1969. They then were blessed with three children Mark, James, and Christopher. The couple raised their children on a farm north of Corning, Iowa.
Joan’s primary job was mother and wife but she and also worked at the Hay Loft in Grant, Iowa, Sorenson Feed and Grain in Cumberland, Iowa. She also worked at Easy Heat Electrical Systems, Adams County Vet Clinic, Kay’s Café, Manifest Destiny, all of Corning, Iowa, and Southern Iowa Resource for Families (SIRF) in Creston, Iowa.
Joan was known as having a feisty, kind, caring, and sassy personality and in her free time she enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, crafting, being an active member of her church, and taking her grandchildren on adventures.
Surviving Joan are her beloved husband, Dallas; three sons: Mark and Debra (Papillion, NE), James (Corning, IA), Christopher and Krista (Des Moines, IA); grandchildren: Thomas and Kelly Maeder (Seattle, WA), Allison and Cody Carpenter (Plattsmouth, NE), Ashley E. Maeder (Des Moines, IA), and Bernard Austin Maeder (Des Moines, IA); one great-grandchild, Sadie Jo Carpenter (Plattsmouth, NE). Joan is also survived by several siblings: Mary Baker, John Lowenberg, Glen and Sue Lowenberg, Bert Lowenberg, Max and Pat Lowenberg, Dale and Sharman Lowenberg, Mary and Monty Boswell, Ron and Carlene Maeder, Shirley and Randy Olive, Diane Maeder, Linda and Dave Beeman; countless nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding Joan in death were her parents: Vincent and Louese; her Mother and Father-in- law: Bernard and V. Margaret (Toepfer) Maeder; siblings: Leo and Barb Lowenberg, Marvin and Lois Halm, Wade Baker, Dean Lowenberg, Gene Lowenberg, Jim Lowenberg and sister-in-law Teresa Maeder along with nephews: Jesse Lowenberg and Patrick Lowenberg