Williamsburg- JoAnne Elizabeth Doehrmann was born June 27, 1940 in Guttenberg, Iowa the daughter of Irvin and Lorene (Clefisch) Niehaus. She graduated from Dubuque High School in 1958 and received her Bachelor of Music Education and Physical Education from Wartburg College in Waverly in 1962. On April 4, 1964 JoAnne was united in marriage to Donald Arnold Doehrmann at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Dubuque. She was an elementary music and physical education teacher for Williamsburg Community School District until retiring in May 1999, and later taught elementary music at HLV in Victor from 2001-2004. She also gave private piano and guitar lessons. JoAnne was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, where she served as the youth choir director and Christmas program director, she also worked with the "His Too" class playing the hand chimes. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines and the Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed decorating the whole house for Christmas, attending grandchildren activities, sharing her love of music, and making her special red velvet cake for those she loved.
JoAnne died on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg, at the age of 79.
She is survived by her children Gary (Susan) Doehrmann of Waverly and Connie (Richard) Becker of Neshkoro, WI; three grandchildren, Kyle Doehrmann, Tyler Doehrmann and Elli Jo Becker; a brother William (Kay) Niehaus, a sister Nancy Swenson and a sister-in-law Zoila Niehaus. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, a brother Russell Niehaus.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Pastor Thomas Ogilvie will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Williamsburg. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, LIS or Essence of Life Hospice . Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
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So sorry to hear of JoAnne's passing. Your family has our sympathy.
Judy & John Lillis
So sorry for your loss. Bruce and I are out of state will not not be present to give you both our condolences.
JoAnne enjoyed the blessings of a well-lived life. She certainly made a positive difference in the lives of countless students as a music educator, fellow Christians as faithful church member, and her children and family as a loving, caring mother and grandmother. Her well-lived life will provide a legacy of loving, long`lasting memories in the grateful hearts of those whose lives she touched. Condolences to families of Gary and Connie. Lee Smithson
Dear Gary, Connie, and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about the death of you Mom. She will be greatly missed. All our sympathies to you! Jim and Pam Newberry
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