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OBIT: Joan Marie Smith

Joan Marie Smith 64 of Clear Lake, Iowa passed away February, 19, 2023, at Manly Specialty Care in Manly Iowa.

Joan Marie Smith 64 of Clear Lake, Iowa passed away February, 19, 2023, at Manly Specialty Care in Manly Iowa.

A viewing will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave. North, Clear Lake.

A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310, First Ave. North, Clear Lake, with Lay Minister Mark Doebel officiating. A private inurnment will be held at the Crystal Lake Cemetery, Crystal Lake, Iowa.

Joan Marie Hansmeier the daughter of Calvin August and Geraldine June (Gahan) Hansmeier, was born April 1, 1958, in Britt, Iowa. Joan was raised in the Crystal Lake, area on the family farm, and graduated from Woden-Crystal Lake High School in 1976.

Joan was united in marriage to Ronald Smith on December 6, 1980, at the Crystal Lake United Methodist Church. They made their home in Clear Lake, Iowa where they raised two sons Richard and James Smith.

Joan worked outside the home for Winnebago Industries, in the Rotocast, Bertha and Stitchcraft buildings before the birth of her first child Richard; later she started working closer to home in the Clear Lake area, at the Barrel Drive Inn for a number of years, RCS Auto Repair, the AMCO gas station, repair shop her husband Ron ran in Clear Lake on Highway 18.

Joan enjoyed volunteering for North Iowa C.E.R.T., a civil defense agency for a number of years before her health made it difficult for her to continue. She enjoyed baking for family and friends and making treats for the local Clear Lake Fire Department. Joan and James were known for bringing refreshments and treats during fire-calls for the fire-fighters. Joan enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren Cameron, Jacob and Jackson.

Joan is survived by her two sons Richard (Kim) Smith of Fertile and James Smith of Clear Lake; grandchildren Cameron Lowry, Jacob and Jackson Smith; brother Michael C. Hansmeier, Crystal Lake; several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins along with other relatives and numerous friends.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Smith, an infant son and parents Calvin and Geraldine Hansmeier and mother-in-law Eleanor Smith.

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