Sr. Joanne (Mildred Ann) Streck, OSF

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Sister Joanne (Mildred Ann) Streck, OSF, age 80, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 10:25 a.m., on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Clare House. To honor Sister's life, The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Francis Chapel. To celebrate Sister's life, family and friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Francis Chapel, 3390 Windsor Avenue, where a funeral vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sister was born on April 3, 1937, in Sioux City, IA, daughter of Leonard and Mildred (Blinn) Streck.

Sister entered the Sisters of St. Francis on August 25, 1955, and made final profession of vows August 12, 1961. Sister was a teacher and later worked in various secretarial positions. She served at St. Edward's in Waterloo, IA; Immaculate Conception School in North Buena Vista, IA; and in Dubuque, IA, at Xavier Hospital, Sacred Heart School, Mount St. Francis, Hills and Dales, and Stonehill Franciscan Services. For a time she worked at Garrigan High School in Algona, IA, and St. Joseph's School in Jefferson, IA.

Sister is survived by her sisters, Mary Frances (James) Gustafson and Marge Wysong; her brother, James Streck, and a sister-in-law, Joan Streck; nieces, nephews, and her Franciscan sisters with whom she shared over 60 years of her life.

Sister was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Shirley Kay Streck; a brother, Jerome Streck; a sister-in-law, Kathy Streck; and brother-in-law, Robert Wysong.

The Sisters of St. Francis express their thanks to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and concern.

Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.