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Joanne Rose Tiernan

July 19, 1929 May 1, 2024
Joanne Rose Tiernan
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Joanne Rose Tiernan, born on July 19, 1929, at St. Catherine's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on

May 1, 2024, in Stuart, Iowa. She was the beloved daughter of Hubert Nicholas Schrodt and Edna Elna Jones.

Joanne's devotion to her family was unwavering. She was a loving wife to her late husband, William Robert

Tiernan, whom she married on February 3, 1951, at St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines. William passed

away on March 5, 1990. Joanne's love extended to her role as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and

great-great-grandmother, a testament to her enduring love and care.

Joanne was not just a part of her community, she was an active and proud member. She attended Iowa State

Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa, and throughout her life, she worked as a Dairy

Farmer's Wife and at H.N. Schrodt Enterprises. Her involvement extended to All Saints Catholic Church and

Catholic Daughters, where she found solace and community. Joanne's impact was recognized when she was

named Mother of the Year in 1967. Her wide range of hobbies and interests included reading, puzzles,

crocheting, china painting, and daily tea parties with her beloved dog, Tippy, which further enriched her life.

Joanne was preceded in death by her beloved husband William, parents Hubert and Edna Schrodt, sister

Jacquelyn Anderson, brother Nicholas Schrodt, daughter Colleen Otto, and sons Eric, Thomas, and Peter


Joanne will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Christopher Tiernan Sr. (Kathy Corbin)

of Marshalltown; Ellen Tiernan (Ken Iwai) of Chicago; Angela Buskohl (Randy See) of Rowley; Shane (Cathy)

Tiernan of Polk City; Laura (Scott) Dankof of Westcliffe, Colorado; Nancy (Dennis) Munro of Wheaton, Illinois;

Martha (Don) Scheckel of Beltsville, Maryland; William Robert Jr. (Eliziane) Tiernan of Marshalltown; Sara

(Sam) Reichart of Ankeny; Rachel (David) Tegeler of Des Moines. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law,

Donna Miller of Winfield, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Margret Tiernan of Stuart, and son-in-law Bruce Otto of

Grinnell. Joanne leaves behind a legacy of 46 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-


Joanne’s expressed wish for the future is a world where everyone loves one another and that her family can

spread love in their own worlds so that, like a pebble cast into a still pond, their effect will ripple out. Above

all, she wanted her family to have faith in God and the two main commandments: Love God above all things

and your neighbor as yourself.

Graveside service will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, May 6, 2023 at Calvary Cemetery in Stuart.  Memorial

Mass will follow at 11 A.M. at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart. Services will be live streamed and may be

found at facebook/johnsonfamilyfh. A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the mass in the church

hall.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Joanne Tiernan Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be

left at

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10:00 AM 5/6/2024 10:00:00 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery

105th. Street
Stuart, IA 50250

The burial will take first and then we will head to the church for the Memorial Mass at 11:00 A.M.

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
105th. Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States





11:00 AM 5/6/2024 11:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held immediately following the services at the church.

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

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