In memory of

Joan Bloyer

June 10, 1923 - July 24, 2017
From: Arthur, IA
Joan Bloyer

Joan Bloyer

Born: June 10, 1923
Died: July 24, 2017
Age: 94
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     Joan Bloyer, age 94, of Arthur, IA, formerly of Schaller, IA, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab.  Joan Yvonne Sippel was born on June 10, 1923, to Carl and Helen (Gard) Sippel on her parents farm near Schaller, IA.  She was baptized as an infant at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early where she was later confirmed.  She attended the Catholic Church all her life. 

     Joan attended school through 7th grade at Eden Township #8 Country School, starting when she was only four years of age.  She attended 8th through 12th grade at Sacred Heart Catholic School.  After graduating from Sacred Heart she attended Early Public School and graduated again a year later.  Joan completed  her education at the American Institute of Business in Des Moines graduating in 1943.

     On September 4, 1943, Joan was united in marriage to the love of her life, Everett Dwain Bloyer, in the Silver Chapel at Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama.  This union was blessed with six children:  Sharon, Dwain, Nancy, Richard “Dick”, William “Bill” and Lorrie.  They made their home in Schaller.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who cherished her family and adored her grandchildren. 

     She served as a secretary at the Buena Vista Farm Bureau office for two years in Storm Lake, for two years at the Anniston Ordnance Depot in Anniston, AL, and nineteen years for the Schaller Community School system retiring on June 30, 1986.

     Everett and Joan moved from Schaller to Arthur, IA in August 1997.  They spent their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona, returning to their home in Arthur by Easter each year.  They made many friends in their travels and will be dearly missed.

     Survivors include her children:  Sharon (Dennis) Johnson of Anthon, IA, Dwain (Sharon) Bloyer of Ft. Collins, CO, Nancy Johnston of Jeannette, PA, Dick (Kay) Bloyer of Odebolt, and Lorrie Stagner (Brian Harris) of Benson, NC; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.  Other survivors include her brother Joseph Sippel of Johnston, IA; many nieces; nephews; and extended family members.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Everett on November 25, 2003; son Bill Bloyer; sister Marie Faber; brothers William and Edwin Sippel; and daughters-in-law Cathy Bloyer and Sue Bloyer.


Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Thursday
July 27, 2017
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa
6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday
5:30 p.m. Rosary
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
Schaller, Iowa


Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:31 AM
“I was so sorry to hear of Joan's death. She was a neighbor of my mother's in Arthur and played cards with my mom. I always talked with her when I would visit my mother-in-law at Odebolt nursing home and I will miss that. She was always smiling and pleasant. Sending my deepest sympathy.”
- Jean Boerner
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM
“Paula and I were so sorry to hear that you lost your Mom, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Pat McCaughtry
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM
“We have so many wonderful memories of Joan and Everett! May the loving memories of your many years together comfort all of your family through this difficult time.”
- Vicki and Hank Goodman
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM
“I am keeping your family in my prayers. It was so nice to see Joan last summer. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. ”
- Rachael (Sippel) Stegall
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 3:25 PM
- William Sippel
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:34 PM
“To the family of Joan Bloyer.
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Joan. We found out(in my moms stuff) that she and my mom(Lola) were best friends all through school in Early! Everett and Joan were always a handsome and fun couple!!! Again deepest sympathy! Ken Huelman”
- Ken Huelman
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:34 PM
“Dick and Kay, Thinking of you at this sad time, and thinking of you in prayer and sympathy.”
- Betty Berigan
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:34 PM
“Dear Bloyers-I am sorry to hear about the loss of someone who loved her family and her faith. That is a wonderful legacy. Peace be with you at this sad time.”
- Laura Hanna
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:51 AM
“Dick and Kay,
So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Randy and Renae Babcock
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