August 6, 1931 ~ January 7, 2013
JoAnn M. Dybevik Partelow, age 81, of Tuckerton, NJ, formerly of Elma, IA died on Monday, January 7, 2012 at Colonial Manor in Elma. JoAnn Marie Dybevik was born on August 6, 1931 to John and Anna (Beaston) Dybevik near Elma. JoAnn graduated from Elma High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Henry Spaulding on August 27, 1950 at Saude Lutheran Church near Jerrico. The couple made their home in Southhampton, PA and to this union three children were born. Later, the couple divorced, JoAnn moved to Surf City, NJ and married Warren Partelow in September of 1970. JoAnn worked as a waitress at Wida’s until the age of 74 when the restaurant was sold. She continued to live in New Jersey until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was moved back to Iowa to be close to her family. JoAnn enjoyed reading, people, frogs, crossword puzzles, sewing, family and thoroughly enjoyed life to its fullest. JoAnn’s family would like to thank Patty Elwood and Colonial Manor for their kindness and understanding care of JoAnn. JoAnn is survived by her children, Janet Spaulding of Newnan, GA, Bruce (Karen) Spaulding of Rochester, MN; step-daughter, Cindy (Warren) Brown of Bellmawr, NJ; grandchildren, Michael Murray of Dothan, AL, Rebecca Barden of Newnan, GA, Matthew (Kim) Murray of Carneys Point, NJ, Kristopher Murray of Jackson, MS, Brittany Spaulding of Warminster, PA, Jade Spaulding of Rochester, MN; great-grandchildren, Michael and Logan Murray, Jersey Shelton and Mason Barden; her siblings, Donald (Jackie) Dybevik of Elma, Carol Schwake of Elma, Karen Streich of Charles City, IA and Daryl (Janice) Dybevik of Cresco and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Warren Partelow; her son, Scott Spaulding and two brothers, Oliver and Gayle Dybevik. Cemetery: Burial will be held at Howard Cemetery in Elma with Michael Murray, Kristopher Murray, Ryan Dybevik, Jeff Schwake, Darren Streich, Darwin Streich, Joel Schwake and Jody Schwake serving as casketbearers Memorials may be directed to the Elma Public Library. Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating.
I remember JoAnn from high school. She came to New Hampton for a year or so–in bookkeeping class, I remember Mr. Pierce stating something like ‘we have a name here that’s spelled very oddly–JoAnn D y b e v i k–can that be right?’ We used to visit some between classes.
Janet, I was so surprised to hear JoAnn had passed away. I love the picture that was in the paper with her obituary from when she was younger, such a beautiful beautiful lady. My sympathies to your family, she was full of spunk and a lot of fun.
Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Bible at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.