Joan B. (Giza) Chally, 83, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Monticello passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will begin at 10 am Saturday, December 21, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8300 C Ave NE in Marion where a funeral service will commence at 12:00 Noon. Following lunch at church, burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Rev. Steve Qualben will officiate.
Joan’s life was spent nurturing her very large family. She and her husband Dale owned and operated a restaurant and they owned the Millhurst Resort in Illinois. Joan was in charge of the riding stables, which kept her close to her passion of horses. She worked along with her husband in several businesses and finally farming. She later worked as an OMT at the Jones County County Home for almost 20 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Rod Chally (Jan Jemison), Robin (Earl) Basham, of Cedar Rapids, Tamie (Wendell) Singsaas, Fontana CA, Todd (Teresa) Chally, Anamosa, Lori (Bill) Johnston, Karen Chally, Cedar Rapids and Scott (Patricia) Chally, Monticello, her grandchildren, Jerod (Lindsey) Chally, Jesse (Michelle) Coohey, Justin Coohey, Zantz McConnell (Julitta Weber), Kimberly Brewer, Jason (Christine) Brewer, Cole Singsaas, Heather (Joshua) Sproston, Jennifer Chally (Tony Puetz), Erika Chally, Joanie (Cliff) Hedlund, Cody Johnston (Haley Gillen), Tyler Johnston (Sara Hedlund), Logan Johnston, Alexander, Nickolas, Christian (Alexia Salyars), Janik, Vanessa & Dominik Chally and Stevie Neilson, granddaughters-in-law, Kelly and Amy Basham and 24 great grandchildren, her brother, Louis (Terri) Stemmet, her sister-in-law, June Thompson, her brother-in-law, Leonard Jr (Leora) Chally and her puppies, Molly and Maddy.
She was welcomed to heaven by her husband, Dale, parents, Louis and Bernadine (Szczepanski) Giza, parents-in-law, Leonard & Bertha (Lundy) Chally and sisters-in-law, Vivian Walker, Darlene Brugh & Barbara Johnson.
Her family would like to deeply thank the staff of St. Lukes Hospital, Unity Point Hospice and Pastor Steve for all of their support.
Memorials can be made in Joan’s honor to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 8300 C Ave, Marion, IA 52302.