Joanne Elise Gregory, 29, of rural Glidden, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at her home near Glidden.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden with Pastor Alan Miller officiating. Organist for the service will be Becky Miller. Casket bearers will be Maverick Gregory, Sawyer Gregory, Ryan Quigley, Noah Snyder, Ethan Boyd and Jake Bowman. Burial will be in Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery in Glidden.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden, and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Those in attendance at Joanne’s visitation and funeral are asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, and face masks are required.
Joanne was born on March 23, 1991, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and was a daughter of Butch and Barbara (Wulkow) Gregory. Her family lived in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, until she was 8 years old when her family moved to rural Glidden. She graduated from Glidden-Ralston High School in 2009. Following high school she attended Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny and graduated with a degree in architectural technology. She was employed by Todd and Sargent Inc. in Ames as an engineering drafter, which she considered her “dream job.” Joanne traveled to many job sites in the United States and Canada and was actively employed until the pandemic slowed production.
She was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in Dayton, New Jersey, and she was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden, where she was a member. Joanne loved animals and traveling. She also enjoyed shopping, playing softball and volleyball, and spending time with her friends and family. Pink was her favorite color, she was an avid Iowa State fan, and she loved sunflowers and her dog, Denali.
Joanne is survived by her parents: Butch and Barb Gregory, of rural Glidden; her sister: Brianna Botine (Bruce) of Boerne, Texas; her brother: Maverick Gregory of rural Glidden; her paternal grandparents: Bob and Mary Ann Gregory, of Ralston; three nieces: Brenna, Brielle and Briar; two nephews: Brayden and Brock; her aunts and uncles; several cousins; and many good friends and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Reinard and Eunice Wulkow; and her cousins Zach Stork and Quinn Gregory.