Joan Pruess, 88, died peacefully early Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2018, in the Mechanicsville Specialty Care Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, where a time of sharing will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be private in St. John's Cemetery, Clarence. A memorial has been established for the Dementia Society of America. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Joan was born on March 19, 1929, on a farm near New Liberty, Iowa, and was the daughter of Alvin (Bo) and Mayme (Holt) Burmeister. She was united in marriage to Lelan George Pruess in Davenport on March 6, 1948. Joan was a 4-H leader, and a hard-working farmer's wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her three children, Sandy (Randy) Boots of Mechanicsville, Iowa, Bev Penningroth of Tipton, Iowa, and Robert Lee (Anna) Pruess of Clarence, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Bruce Penningroth; and eight brothers and sisters.