February 23, 1929 - November 11, 2017
Mason City – JoAnn Harrer, 88, of Mason City, passed away peacefully Saturday (November 11, 2017) at home, Mason City.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday (November 15, 2017) at Epiphany Parish - Holy Family Catholic Church, 722 North Adams Avenue, Mason City, with Reverend Neil Manternach and Msgr. Joseph Slepicka concelebrating. Burial inurnment will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be held at 9:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M. Wednesday (November 15, 2017) at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels, 126 3rd Street NE, Mason City.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Epiphany Parish- Holy Family Catholic Church.
JoAnn (Hebel) Harrer was born February 23, 1929, daughter of Henry and Evalyn (Sanderson) Hebel, Mason City. During her younger years, she enjoyed sailing on the family boat “Bouy Crazy”. JoAnn graduated from Mason City High School, and attained her B.A. in education at UNI. She was united in marriage to Francis “Jerry” Harrer on November 17, 1951 at Holy Family Catholic Church, and to this union six children were born.
JoAnn was an elementary teacher for the Mason City Public Schools through her working career.
JoAnn was a lifelong member of Epiphany Parish- Holy Family Catholic Church.
She enjoyed spending time outside and lounging by a pool with friends and family. During their retirement years, JoAnn and Jerry enjoyed traveling and spending the winter months in Florida. One of the highlights of their travels was going to Europe and being blessed by Pope John Paul II. She found joy in music, especially playing the piano.
JoAnn is survived by her husband, Jerry Harrer, of Mason City; four children, Steve (Julie) Harrer, of Sioux Falls, SD., Cathy (Michael) Boyle, of Ankeny, Mike Harrer, of Mason City, Mary (Greg) Boyle, of Omaha, NE.; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Rodgers, of MN., and extended family members.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Evalyn Hebel; daughter, Barbara Harrer; son David Harrer; two sisters, Dorothea Pritchard, and Henriette McGregor.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels, 126 3rd Street NE., Mason City, 641-423-2372.Colonialchapels.com