Joan Carol (Bartels) Dingeldein passed away peacefully at her home in Emmett, Idaho on April 27, 2020, after extended health issues. She was born December 20, 1954 to Delores Bartels and adored by her grandparents Herbert & Elizabeth Bartels in Green Bay Wisconsin.
Joan spent her high school years volunteering at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin before graduating from West High School in 1973. During those years she loved spending time with her cousin Pat. After graduation, she worked at Larsons Canning from 1973-1975 as a seasonal worker.
Joan met the love of her life Gerald “Jerry” Dingeldein at a local watering hole and the two were married in July 1977. A baby girl, Jenny, came in March of 1978, followed by a son, Jason, in April 1981, and a surprise daughter, Courtney, in May 1991.
She spent most of her life as a stay-at-home mom while her husband was on the road as a long haul truck driver. She would also babysit family and friends' children. Joan became a second mom/grandma to many of her children’s friends.
After the tragic loss of her husband in 1993, Joan moved her children from the East to the West side of Green Bay. In 2015, with her oldest daughter living in Colorado, her son living in Idaho, and youngest daughter moving to California, Joan decided to move to Emmett, Idaho, to be with her son and his family.
With her daughters and their families living in different states, she missed them tremendously. Although Joan was a very private person and had difficulty expressing her feelings, she truly loved her children, their spouses, grandchildren and her adopted Idaho family.
She was a lifetime fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed watching the games with her son.
Joan is survived by her three children; Jenny (Damon) Amerson, Jason (Micaela) Dingeldein, Courtney (Nick) Dingeldein; six grandchildren: Darian, Tyler, Trevor, Bailey, Serenity, a baby girl (Kira) due in May; numerous cousins (who she also missed very much); and beloved companion dog, Baxter.
A celebration of Joan’s life will be held at a later time when all her children and family will gather in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her urn will be laid to rest in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery alongside her husband, mother and grandparents, who preceded her in death.
Joan’s family wishes to thank Keystone Hospice of Eagle, Idaho and adopted granddaughter, Kandace Hambright, for the loving, tender and compassionate care they showed Mom during the final months of her life.
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