Dorthy Taeger

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Dorothy “Joanne” Taeger, 82 of Stockport passed away at 4:43PM at her home.  Visitation will be on Thursday April 7, 2022 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua one hour prior to the service.  Funeral services will be at 11:00AM Thursday April 7, 2022 at Pedrick Funeral home with Pastor Mark Caston officiating.  Burial will be in Spences Cemetery, Stockport.  Memorials to Spencer Cemetery may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 29606 130th Street, Stockport, IA 52651.

Joanne was born on October 1, 1939 on her grandparent’s farm near Hillsboro to Mandel Rudolph and Dorothy Almond Watson.  She graduated in 1959 from Hillsboro High School and was the last class to attend there.  She worked for a short time in a telephone office in Mount Pleasant and also on the family’s cattle farm.  She married Ervin Taeger on January 10, 1968 at the Keosauqua Methodist Church.  The couple moved into Ervin’s grandparent’s house east of Stockport where they still currently live.  Joanne spent her days working around the home and helping Ervin on the farm.  She loved gardening and canning what the garden produced, sew and embroidering and also the monthly trips to the Dutchman’s Store in Cantril for her supplies that kept her hobbies going.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ervin, a sister, Joyce Holly of Burlington, a brother-in-law Eldon Taeger (Jane) of Hillsboro and a nephew, Marcus Taeger (Mercedes) of Stockport.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Jane Hudson and a brother-in-law Jay Holley.

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