JoAnn H. Redel
JoAnn H. Redel, 71, of Omaha, died Monday, June 11, 2018.
A gathering with the family will be held Thursday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bennington. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be made to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Hadan-Golden-Reichmuth Mortuary in Bennington is in charge of arrangements.
JoAnn Helen Gerlemann Redel was born March 16, 1947 in Winside to Herbert and Esther Greunke Gerlemann. She grew up on the family farm near Wayne, where she attended country school and graduated from Wayne High School in 1964. JoAnn was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wayne. JoAnn married Stan Redel on July 15, 1967 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne and they were blessed with two children: Terry and Tami. JoAnn and Stan raised their family in Bennington and Wayne. JoAnn worked at Bohn Construction, Bennington Public Schools as cafeteria manager and Riteway Oil. She enjoyed crafts, sewing and gardening. JoAnn cherished her family and counted her vacation to Hawaii as a highlight in her life. JoAnn was a loving, caring and thoughtful woman. She enjoyed steak and lobster and dinner out at Farmer Brown’s.
Survivors include her husband, Stan; a son, Terry and Tanya Redel of Junction City, Kan.; a daughter, Tami Soto of Omaha; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren; in-laws Leila Braesch of Elkhorn, Gary “Fizzy” and Linda Redel of Bennington, Larry and Kathy Redel of Columbus and Gayle Redel and John Smith of Omaha; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Herbert, step-father, Leo Hansen and mother, Esther.