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Joan G. Cautrell

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Joan Cautrell

MAGNET — Joan G. Cautrell, 76, Magnet, died Dec. 29, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral Services will be Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m., at Tabor Lutheran Church, Wausa, with PMA Dick Bloomquist and Rev. Jim Kramper officiating.

Burial will be at Lawn Ridge Cemetery, Coleridge, following a luncheon.

Pallbearers will be Bob Scheel, Mike Block, Dave Varilek, Francis Verilek, Pat Clausen, Aaron Truex and Stan Wemhoff.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of Joan’s nieces and nephews, The Class of 64 Gals, The Newcastle Gang, and CEC Family.

Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, and will continue Thursday, one hour prior to services.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Joan was born May 26, 1946, in Laurel, to Clarence Henry and Helen Irene (Puntney) Vock. She grew up in Coleridge, and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1964. Joan then attended the Lincoln School of Commerce for two years studying bookkeeping and office management. She worked for the Lincoln Stock Exchange prior to her marriage to James Willard Cautrell April 17, 1968, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge. She and Jim moved to North Platte, where Joan worked for the North Platte Telegraph newspaper from 1968-1969. They lived in Winner, S.D., for a few years, where she sold clothing and then moved to Hartington in 1973. She worked part-time at the VFW Club. In 1976, they moved to Newcastle, where she worked for Terra Chemical as the office manager. Joan also sold Tupperware since 1991. Joan and Jim then moved to Magnet in 1988.

Joan was a member of the Coleridge American Legion Auxiliary and was very active in Christians Encounter Christ. Her faith was always a priority in her life and was the core of who she was, along with her family. Joan couldn’t go anywhere without running into someone she knew and had to give them one of her famous hugs before they left. She also enjoyed selling Tupperware and going to different events and seeing repeat customers year after year. Joan loved camping, sewing, quilting and attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s events through the years.

Joan is survived by her husband Jim, Magnet; three children, Janet (Rodney) Newton, Laurel; Jaime Andersen, Wausa; Jason (Anja) Cautrell; seven grandchildren, John (Laura) Newton, Osmond; Julia Newton, Laurel; Jarrett Andersen, Lincoln; Jessica Andersen, Wausa; Jayden, Landon and Lucas Cautrell, Box Elder, S.D.; three great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Soma Newton, and Jurnee Newton; three sisters, Jacie (Terry) Burbach, Coleridge; Julie (Shane) Murphy, Grand Island; Jean (Jim) Salsbury, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Karen Vock, Sioux City, Iowa; brother-in-law, Milton Peterson, Omaha; Barb Leapley, Meadow Grove; Leroy (Nelda) Cautrell, Coleridge; Denny (Janet) Cautrell, Gainesville, Fla.; Ronald (Valerie) Cautrell, Winside; Tammy (John) Kortum, Lincoln; and Pam Vogt, Lincoln; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen Vock; brother, James Vock; sister, Joyce Peterson; nephew, Jeff Vock; and inlaws, Clifford and Laurie Cautrell.