JoAnn Teel – Wadena

Joann Marie Teel was born July 20, 1957, at Cedar Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Marlys Shepard Carlson. She attended school at Washburn Elementary and the West High School in Waterloo, Iowa.

Joann was united in marriage to Frank Teel on March 8, 1974, at the Church of Christ United in Winthrop, Iowa. To this union were born four children: Melissa, Shaun, Christopher, and Michelle. They lived in Winthrop for many years until Frank passed away on March 28, 1999.

Joann lived near Wadena, Iowa, with Fred DeGreif the past 18 years, and a son, James DeGreif, was born to them.

Joann loved animals and had many pet dogs and cats at her home. She liked to tan and get tattoos, as well as, glisten with sparkle and glitter. Her hobbies included following dirt track racing (especially when Chris raced) and listening to Rock ‘n Roll music.
At the age of 61 years, Joann entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at her rural Wadena home.

Preceding her in death was: her father, Raymond Carlson; her husband, Frank; her son, Shaun; and her brother, Elmer Carlson.

Survivors include her husband, Fred DeGreif of Wadena; her children: Melissa (Mitch Frakes) Burns of Eagle Grove, IA; Christopher (Tara) Teel of Webster City, IA; Michelle (Keith Schneider) Teel of West Union, IA; James DeGreif of Wadena; Samantha and Nicole DeGreif of Independence, IA; her mother, Marlys (Vince) Tookey of Eagle Grove; eight grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters: Ray Carlson of Castalia, IA; Mike Carlson of Mount Auburn, IA; Jeanette Spencer of Fort Dodge, IA; John Carlson of Goldfield, IA; and Lora Thompson of Fort Dodge, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 4, 2018, and after 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 5, 2018, at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop, with Pastor Sue Ann Raymond officiating. Casketbearers will be: Jordan Teel, Zach Burns, Tyler Burns, Chad King, Dean DeGreif, and Steve Boleyn. Honorary bearers will be: Nathan Teel, Raymond Teel, Mikayla Teel, and Braden and Tristan Frakes. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Winthrop.
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