In memory of

Joan Nehman

February 25, 1932 - June 21, 2021
From: Lytton, IA
Joan Nehman

Joan Nehman

Born: February 25, 1932
Died: June 21, 2021
Age: 89
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   Joan Nehman, age 89 of Lytton, IA, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA, surrounded by her husband and children.
   Joan Mae Stangl was born on February 25, 1932, in Arcadia, IA, to parents Joseph and Anna (Loneman) Stangl, the youngest of seven children. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. Joan was raised in Carroll, IA, where she attended Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Carroll High School in 1950. As a young lady, she held various jobs to help the family; she had a very strong work ethic.
   On August 10, 1957, Joan was united in marriage to Donald Nehman at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll. This union was blessed with five children: Paul, Ann Marie, Norma, Jane, and Paula. The story goes that when Don met Joan in Carroll, he sat down next to her and ‘accidentally’ touched her hand and the sparks flew! She and Don raised their children on a farm south of Lytton, IA, where she was able to stay at home and do what she did best, which was being a wife, mom, and an amazing homemaker. She was born a city girl but quickly became a farm loving lady.
Jo was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sac City where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, on the ladies guild, and on the Christmas Decorating Committee. She was a member of the Lytton Legion Auxiliary, Lytton School Music Mothers, and along with Don, chaperoned many school events.
   Jo was an avid card player belonging to several card clubs in Iowa and Florida, and she loved playing cards at family get-togethers.  She bowled in ladies’ league and was a proud member of the Red Hat Ladies of Cross Creek. She loved traveling and as the kids were growing up, always made sure they went on family vacations. Later in life, Jo and Don bought a camper and enjoyed camping with their grandkids. The memories that were made doing those things will forever be in all of their hearts.
   Jo always had a large garden which meant canning lots of goodies. She admired beautiful flowers. Sitting outside on the deck in the Florida sun and on the patio at the farm always brought her peace. She was an amazing bargain shopper and loved shopping at Bealls in Florida, where she and Don spent their winters for the past 25 years. She could find a good deal like no other! Being an Avon Representative for 30 years and collecting Stangl pottery also displayed her passion for shopping.
   Jo loved so many things, but nothing brought her greater joy than spending time with her loved ones. She was so proud of her children, and even more proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her faith was deep and her love for the Lord was evident. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
   Left to cherish Joan’s memory include her husband of 64 years, Don Nehman of Lytton, IA; children and their families: Paul (Jill) Nehman of Lytton, IA, Nicholas (Lindsay) Nehman - William and Olivia, Molly Nehman, and Jonathan (Ashley) Nehman - Charlotte; Ann Marie (John) Semprini of Carroll, IA, Jason (Laura) Semprini - Shalai and Lola, Kyle (Julia) Semprini, and Jenni (Danny) Stanek - Theo; Norma (Rick) Hecht of Sac City, IA, Stephanie (Justin) Bellcock - Brylie, Bristol, Breckyn, and Boden, Erin Hecht, and Brian (Caitlyn) Hecht - Eastynn and Blake; Jane (Daryl) Glasnapp of Rockwell City, IA, Woody (Cassie) Glasnapp - Dawson, Whitney (Cory) Dungey - Trenton, and Wyatt Glasnapp; Paula (Doug) Klocke of Rockwell City, IA, Tate Klocke and Natasha Klocke (friend Clayton); 3 more great-grandchildren on the way; sister LaVonne O’Conner of Carroll, IA; sister-in-law Mary Jo Hauser of Milan, MO; special niece Kathy Gunderson (Chuck) of Odebolt, IA; many other nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
   Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Stangl; parents-in-law Fred and Elnora Nehman; siblings: Myra (Pete) Lopez, Vincent (Marge) Stangl, Alton (Marian) Stangl, Ralph (Jane) Stangl, Ivan (Doreen and Marlene) Stangl; brother-in-law Doc O’Connor; sister-in-law Joretta (Kenneth) Hauser and their daughter Cindy.
   IN LIEU OF FLOWERS memorials received will be donated to St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Lytton Fire Department, and the Lytton American Legion by the family in memory of Jo.
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Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Friday
June 25, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa

Father Joe Dillinger
Father Larry McCarty
Father Pat Behm
Deacon Kenny Lindquist 



5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday
Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.
June 24, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home 
Sac City, Iowa
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“Working for Don was real enjoyable and I still remember Joan`s dinners and lunches ”
- Dennis johnson
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
“I know what you are going though. Keep in mind Joan Mae wanted the best for you always! ”
- craig j lopez & Denise Sutton
Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM
“Sorry for your loss. May the memories live on. ”
- Cody Glasnapp & Gina Stafford
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“Don & family, We are so sad that Jo is no longer with you! Your family was such wonderful friends, neighbors & church family. I loved playing bridge with Jo, as she always had a smile & was so kind. Will miss visiting with her. Sending love & prayers. Bill & Fran Lawson”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:40 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss.It looks like she left quite a mark in this world. Praying for all of you.”
- Karen Thompson
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM
“I'm so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady. May God bless you all with wonderful memories of your beautiful mother.”
- Tammy (Berkler) Milcowitz
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:50 PM
“I have so many wonderful memories of my Aunt Joan and her family. She and Don always made you feel welcome. My heart is with her family as they move forward.”
- Barbara Moore
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 4:16 PM
“To the entire Nehman family you have our deepest sympathy, sorry to hear the loss of a good neighbor. ”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“Don and Jo were great friends of my parents, and I recall our families getting together at each others houses regularly. You have my sincere condolences for her loss. May your memories sustain and confort you in the difficult days ahead.”
- Janet (Miller) Wiersma
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“As Joan's sister and godson, we wish to extend our heartfelt and deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Nehman family. LaVonne always loved visiting, shopping and having weekly luncheons with Joan. Vince remembers Joan's hospitality, generosity and fantastic cooking when he worked on the farm as a boy. Don and Joan always went out of their way to make sure family gathered often and always felt welcome. We will miss Joan greatly and cherish every one of these memories.”
- LaVonne and Vince O'Connor
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“Very, very sorry to hear of Joan's passing! Sending sympathies and prayers to all of Joan's family, relatives and friends!!! #PrayersToAll”
- Rich Stoffers
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:51 AM
“Sorry for your loss...She was always smiling and she and Don such nice people”
- Cindy Williams
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:51 AM
“Its times like these that we need to reflect on "Life lived, not Life lost" Remember the prized and shining moments. I found your family highly enjoyable to be around , was impressed how well the your family has stayed close. Please accept my condolences for your loss, and let her live on thru the memories we possess .”
- Bart Byriel
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 8:55 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Always enjoyed visiting with Joan. Extra big hug to you, Jane ”
- Jane Nees
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 8:55 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Nehman Family. You are in our thoughts & prayers.”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“We are so sorry for your loss! Enjoy the memories and keep them close in your heart.”
- Dave and Laurie Glasnapp
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Hugs to you all!! So sorry for your loss. You will mis here. Big hug for you Jane!!!”
- Cyndy Hout Fischer
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Don and family, please accept our sympathy for your loss. We remember the wonderful times when she hosted family get-togethers. Cousins could visit while Don and Joan shared food and hospitality. Joan helped fill the room with laughter and happiness. Joan was a special person and will be dearly missed.”
- Brad and Mary Clark
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“Don and family, our deepest sympathies to you. Will certainly miss her at our Tuesday morning coffees. And we both have great memories of the Germany trip with the two of you. Blessings to you.”
- Dale Kreft & Diane Gotto
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So many happy family memories. May she rest in peace.🙏 ”
- Kristi & Marv Pudenz
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“jo was a special person, who so loved her family. I know her passing has left a huge hole in your hearts, fill that up with wonderful memories. God Bless. Gene and izetta batz.”
- Gene and izetta batz
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“We know Joan touched SOOOO many lives over the years!! Everyone grieves encourage those who knew and loved her as family or friends to enjoy sharing moments and memories of her 89 years of life! We were blessed to cross paths with Joan and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven!! ”
- Bob and Minde Strief
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:11 AM
“Our coffee this morning will be in memory of Jo. We will miss her. Carol, Nelma, Diane, Jane, Judy and Marlene”
- Marlene Glasnapp
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:35 PM
“Dear Family of Joan, , It saddened me to hear of your loss. We had some fun times together. with lots of laughs and visits of our families. May it bring you some peace to know that the one you love knows only peace now. Our Sympathy, Mary Jo Hauser, David, Kathleen, Henry and Hugh Hauser, Kathy, Chuck Gunderson and family ”
- Mary Jo Hauser
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:35 PM
“God is love and comfort. May you and your households by filled with God's comfort, hope, peace, and love. My deepest sympathy and empathy to all of you. ”
- Pastor Missy Brown
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