In memory of

Joan J. Simpson

July 17, 1929 - August 11, 2023
From: Sac City, IA
Joan J. Simpson

Joan J. Simpson

Born: July 17, 1929
Died: August 11, 2023
Age: 94
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  Joan Simpson was born on October 20, 1929, in Denison, IA, to Byron and Marie (Bartels) Schwitzer. She passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023, at the age of 93 at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA.

   Joan and her family lived in Denison until 1939 when they moved to Sac City. She graduated from Sac City High School in 1948.   

   On August 22, 1948, Joan married Jack Simpson. To this union five children were born. Their second child, Vicki Marie, was born in 1951 and passed away in 1953. Their youngest son John passed away in 2001. Joan and Jack operated a retail store in Odebolt, IA, for 25 years. Joan also worked at United Bank of Iowa in Odebolt. She enjoyed a variety of activities including playing Bridge, golfing, sewing, knitting, puzzles, reading, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood and American Legion Auxiliary. 

   For several years following retirement, Joan and Jack enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ, and traveling.  They especially enjoyed time with family, children, and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her.

   Those remaining to mourn Joan’s passing include her children, Tom (Mary Kay) Simpson of CO, Greg Simpson of Salinas, KS, Deborah (Doug) Haase of Denison, IA; two sisters Jean Ellis of Denison, IA, and Mary Weresh of Atlantic, IA; eight grandchildren:  Jessica, Kristin, Emily, Brandy, Wade, Colby, Emma and Jack; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; many other extended family members and friends.

   Joan was preceded in death by her husband Jack; parents Byron and Marie Schwitzer; daughter Vicki and son John; and brothers-in-law Delmar Ellis and John Weresh
Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
August 15, 2023
Unity Church
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Erickson
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday
August 15, 2023
Unity Church 
Sac City, Iowa
Private Interment
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 1:34 PM
“It has been such a long time since I have seen my sister. I am sorry to know she has passed. I always felt comforted knowing she was still living even though I couldn't be with her. My prayers and heart are with you kids now. God bless you. Always yours, Mary Weresh”
- Mary Weresh
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 8:58 AM
“Greg, So sorry to hear about your mother. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family. She was a wonderful lady, always so friendly.”
- Cathy Middleton
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 8:58 AM
“Sorry for your loss”
- Brad Rosemeyer
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 8:58 AM
“Greg I send my condolences to you, family and friends. I am praying for comfort and understanding in this most difficult time. May God bless you all”
- Jean prim
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 8:58 AM
“Our family extends our deepest sympathy to the Simpson families. Jack and Joan were such a vital part of our community and our church. ”
- Carol Raasch
Monday, August 14, 2023 at 5:31 PM
“Deepest sympathy to Joan's family. Such a extraordinary life she had . We have many fond memories with her . She will be missed, cherish and remember all the good times with her. Hugs to family.”
- John & Teresa Adams
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