Joann Thompson

Joann Carol Thompson, 74, of Mt. Hamill, Iowa, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021, at Aspire of Donnellson (formerly Donnellson Health Center) in Donnellson, Iowa.


She was born on December 3, 1946 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Zenas and Arlene (Herdrich) Haeffner. On August 27, 1977, she married Fred Thompson at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Franklin, Iowa.


She is survived by her husband of forty-four years: Fred; two sons: Robin (Celisa) Willson of Dallas, Texas and Tim (Mendy) Thompson of Keokuk, Iowa; three grandchildren: Gavin, Abigail and Gracie; one brother: Gary (Janet) Haeffner of Donnellson, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


Joann worked for ten years at Winegard in Burlington, she then did childcare out of her home where she had an affect on so many young lives over a period of forty years. The joy Joann shared with all of them when she could watch them grow, graduate high school, college and get married to raise the next generation meant so very much to her. Along with this, her grandchildren were the light of her life and she enjoyed attending their school events. Joann will be missed by so very many!


Friends may call after 12:00 noon Monday, September 27, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening.


A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Pastor Michael Bennett officiating.


Burial will be at Clay Grove Cemetery, rural West Point, Iowa.


A memorial has been established in her memory for Houghton Fire and Rescue or Clay Grove Cemetery.


Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.