Joan was born Feb. 2, 1925, at rural Granville, the daughter of John and Martha (Bernard) Goebel. She was raised in the Granville area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville.
On April 23, 1946, she married Raymond Loutsch at Granville. The couple made their home near Oyens where they farmed until retiring on the farm in 1985.
Joan was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Church Guild and Christian Mothers.
Survivors include: her husband Raymond of Le Mars; one son, Charles and his wife, Kim, of Le Mars; four daughters and their husbands, Suzanne and Walter Brummer, of Denison, Joyce and Thomas Pick, of Le Mars, Connie and Randy Ortmann, of Remsen, and Marian and Jim Wess, of Alton; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Firmin Goebel and his wife, Rosanne, of Worthington, Minn., and John Gerald Goebel and his wife, Mary Ann, of Granville; two sisters, Arlene McDermott of Kingsley, and Mary Estella Murphy of Cherokee; five sisters-in-law, Angeline Goebel of Worthington, Minn., Wilma Loutsch of Dysert, Dorothy Kilker of Le Mars, Lorna Loutsch of Akron, Mary Wells and her husband, Ben, of Cherokee; one brother-In-law, Jerry Loutsch, of Indianola.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Amy Loutsch; one great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Pick; four brothers, Odilo, Ivan, Magnus and his wife, Leona, and Linus and his wife, Mildred Goebel; and one sister, Vivian and her husband, Pete Homan.
Funeral service were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial was in the St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Oyens. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casket bearers were Kevin, Keith and Kyle Ortmann, Marc, Chris and Matt Pick. Honorary bearers will be Sheila Brummer Disterhaupt, Sarah, Shanna and Shelly Brummer, Jackie Pick Harris, Angie Loutsch Conley, Lisa Loutsch Bahe, Rachel Loutsch Martin, Joan Loutsch Ahlers. Erin Wess Nielsen, Leanne Wess Steensen, Katie and Kristi Wess.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Life Skills in Le Mars.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.