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St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wednesday February 2nd, 2022
4:00pm - 4:00pm

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Mary Margaret Joanning

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial donations to the Granville Fire Department or Orange City Home Health and Hospice.


Mary Margaret Joanning, age 93 of Granville, IA passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 at her home near Granville, IA surrounded by her family.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, there will be a parish rosary & vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church in Granville.  Visitation will resume 1 hour before the funeral on Thursday at the church.  The family requests that masks to be worn.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.

Mary was born on September 12, 1928 in Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of William and Mary (Stunebeck) Beckmann, Sr. She was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at Remsen St. Mary’s School and graduated in 1946.


On September 26, 1949, Mary married Albert Joanning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. The couple lived and worked on the family farm near Granville.


Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Guild. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. No one ever left Mary’s house hungry. She is best known for her chocolate chip cookies, embroidering dish towels, mowing, gardening, and doing jigsaw, crossword, and word search puzzles.


Survivors include: Two sons, Scott (Rose) Joanning of Alton and Todd (Diane) Joanning of Granville. Three adopted granddaughters: Sterling (Tyler) Meyer, LeMars, Paris Schnepf, Des Moines, and Krayton Schnepf, Iowa City. Three adopted great grandchildren: Miles, Graham, and Baby Meyer, many nieces and nephews, and her dedicated dog, Sophie.


Mary was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, Albert, two brothers: Frank (Verina) Beckmann and William (Marcy) Beckmann, Jr., and one sister, Susie Thompson, and many nieces and nephews.


Casket bearers are Dick and Mike Schnepf, John and Andy Hansen, Dave Klein, Keith Kellen, Tom Haupert, and Dan Schroeder.

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Newly married to Harv Joanning, I met Mary about 5 years ago. She welcomed me with smiles and snacks and an invitation to add a piece to a jigsaw puzzle. She will always be remembered as the exceptional woman she was.

Dana Roberts Feb 5 2022 8:44 AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Scott and Todd.

God Bless! Amy and Dale Klein

Dale Klein Feb 4 2022 7:49 PM

Scott, Todd & families, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our Deepest Sympathy.

Meredith & Dave Scott Feb 3 2022 4:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Joanning

Meredith & Dave Scott Feb 3 2022 4:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Joanning

Joanne Schlichte Feb 2 2022 12:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Joanning

Mary L Vermeer Feb 1 2022 8:23 PM

I will always cherish the embroidered dish cloths and never forget how she made me feel like I was part of the family.Deepest sympathy to the family.

Beth Feb 1 2022 7:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Joanning

Jim & Jeannie Schlichte Feb 1 2022 5:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Joanning

Janet (schaa)Heilman Feb 1 2022 4:23 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. It was truly a joy to help your Mom in this past year. May you experience God's love and comfort as you work through the process of grieving.

Jerry McGill Feb 1 2022 12:33 PM

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