JoAnn Round of Monticello, formerly of Buffalo and Maple Lake, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at St. Benedict Senior Community in Monticello. She was 96.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. Kevin Magner as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Dingmann Funeral Chapel in Maple Lake.
JoAnn Irene Meierhofer was born May 30, 1925, in Watkins to Joseph and Irene (McMacken) Meierhofer. She grew up in Watkins, and graduated from Kimball High School. She was united in marriage to Eugene Theder on June 4, 1946, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins; he preceded her in death in 1970. She married Franklin Round on Dec. 18, 1971; he preceded her in death in 1991.
In addition to caring for the family, JoAnn worked in the office at Progressive Dairy in Maple Lake for 20 years, retiring in 1990. She was a current member at St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello, and a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo and St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. She was a former member of the St. Francis CCW, St. Timothy CCW, and the Maple Lake American Legion Auxiliary. JoAnn enjoyed reading, walking, praying, and playing the piano. JoAnn valued her faith and her familly above all else.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Eugene Theder and Franklin Round, son Mark Theder, son-in-law Deacon Greg Elsenpeter, grandson Joseph Elsenpeter, sister Dee Slaybaugh, and brothers Merlin, Maynard and William Meierhofer.
She is survived by her daughers Nancy Heacock of Apple Valley, Krista Elsenpeter (and Tom Tarbox) of Maple Lake, and Susan (and Tom) Ibs of Big Lake; brother Eugene Meierhofer of Spicer; sister-in-law Virginia Meierhofer of The Villages, Fla; 19 grandchildren: Michelle, Jenny, Mark, James, Sarah, Susan, Dan, Kate, Carmen, Luke, Anne Marie, Bradley, Steven, Brian, Scott, Rachel, Hannah, Jacob, and Grace; 41 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Urn bearers will be Mark Heacock, Jim, Dan and Luke Elsenpeter, Brian and Jacob Ibs. Sarah Goelz, Anne Pribyl, Andrea Peterson, Amelia Schmidt, and Daniel Goelz will provide music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.