Joan Ney, 63, of Granville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at her home near Granville.
The former Joan Blatt was born Sept. 13, 1942, at Le Mars, the daughter of William and Luella (Kobberman) Blatt. Joan was raised in Remsen and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which she graduated in 1960. She then attended Stewards School of Cosmetology at Sioux City, from which she graduated in 1961.
On Aug. 26, 1961, she married Robert Ney at Remsen. They made their home near Primghar, where they were engaged in farming. On Oct. 23, 1964, Robert died as a result of a farm accident and shortly after Joan moved back to Remsen where she was employed at the Farmers Savings Bank.
On June 29, 1968, she married Donald Ney at Remsen. They made their home near Struble, where they were engaged in farming. In 1970 they moved to near Brunsville to farm. In 1975 they moved to near Granville where they were engaged in farming. In the late 1970s she operated her own beauty shop called Joan's Beauty Salon for several years and then was actively engaged in driving truck to the west coast with her husband until 1996 when she began her own home cleaning service.
She was an accomplished hair stylist, seamstress and quilter. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her sense of humor, homemade bread, pies and cinnamon rolls.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and church Guild at Granville. Her faith in the Lord, Jesus, will serve as a testimony for generations. She was an active volunteer in both church and civic activities.
Survivors include her husband, Donald of Granville; four sons, Larry and his fiancée Laura Sullivan, both of Jackson, Neb., Bob and his wife Darcy of Sibley, John and his wife Sarah of Oak Harbor, Wash., Ken and his wife Dianne of Teeswater, Ontario, Canada; two daughters and their husbands, Laura and Bill Woudstra of McCook Lake, S.D., Mary and Lynn Mulder of Nebraska City, Neb.; eight grandchildren, Bill and Kim Schmit, Christina LoVerde-Ney, Breijanna, Blake and Brennan Ney, Maddie and Lindsey Mulder; two sisters, Marilyn Gilbert of Sioux City, Sharon and her husband Larry Ruden of Le Mars; father-in-law, Lawrence F. Ney of Sheldon; Father and mother-in-law, Ray and Lorraine Ruden of Le Mars; six brothers-in-law, James and his wife Pauline Ney of Albuquerque, N.M., Mark and his wife Barb Ney of Bloomington, Minn., Herb and his wife Linda Ruden of Estherville, Gary and his wife Kathy of Le Mars, Bob Ruden and his special friend Kay DeBoer, both of Marcus, Phil and his wife Linda Ruden of Omaha, Neb.; five sisters-in-law and their husbands, Judy and Irv Block of Ashton, Jane and Jim Streff of West Plains, Mo., Joyce and Mark Even of Rochester, Minn., Helen and Dennis Renken of Le Mars,Bev and Bud Paulin of Alexandria, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terence J. Ney; Mother-in-law, Helen (Langel) Ney; Sister-in-law, Bonnie (Ruden) Ney.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville.
Friends may call any time after 4 p.m. today (Monday), where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers will be Larry Ney, Bob Ney, John Ney, Ken Ney, Lynn Mulder and Bill Woudstra.