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JoAnn Stiefel

JoAnn Stiefel, age 77, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Westfield Quality Care.

JoAnn's wishes were to be cremated. The family will have a gravesite memorial at later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


JoAnn Berniece Stiefel, the daughter of Clarence J. and Loraine S. (Koster) Hohn, was born in Davidson County, South Dakota on October 18, 1943, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska on July 6, 2021, at the age of 77.

JoAnn worked at various jobs over the years, including providing an in-home daycare to many families over a period of 20 plus years. She also had a love for country music and shared her passion with family and friends.

JoAnn married Donald Stiefel on July 22, 1960, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell, South Dakota. They had three children: Kevin, Laurie and Brenda.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Loraine Hohn, grandson, Joshua Clemans and two brothers-in-law, Jim Lichter and Jerold Gebel.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Don of Aurora; three children, Kevin (Gwen) Stiefel of North Platte, Laurie (Dave) Clemans of Roca, and Brenda (Mark) Cole of Kansas City; Eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Wilb (Darlene) Hohn, Alfred (Sally) Hohn, Jeanette Gebel of Mitchell, South Dakota, Geneva Lichter of Yankton, South Dakota and cousins, other family members and friends.

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