Joan A. Markwell, 83, of Cedar Rapids, passed away
on Thursday, May 31, 2018,
at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Survivors include her children, Rod (Mary) Wise, Mike Wise, Tim (Kelly Carr) Wise, Wendy (Kevin) Belt and Amy Brown; stepsons, Lee Markwell and David (Malia) Markwell; and siblings, Shirlene (Robby) Robinson, Bob Rimrodt, Ernie Rimrodt, Rosie Rimrodt and Bonita Rimrodt-Primrose. Also surviving are grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents; and her uncle, Ira Primrose.
Joan was born on Oct. 9, 1934, in Atkins, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Irene (Primrose) Rimrodt. Joan married Richard Wise and to that union five children were born; they later divorced. She then married Jerry Markwell on May 1, 1976, in Nashua, Iowa. Joan held many jobs and enjoyed being social. She would spend her free time reading and being a Shaklee distributor.
A special thanks to Garnett Place for their love, care and compassion to Joan for the last four years. A thank-you to all St. Luke's Hospital staff.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.iowacremation.com under Obituaries.