Joan M. Schimschock, age 70, of Sleepy Eye, died on June 22, 2013, at Divine Providence Community Home.

Joan M. Schimschock, age 70, of Sleepy Eye, died on June 22, 2013, at Divine Providence Community Home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 7:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Service will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. The clergy will be Fr. Mark Steffl. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Joan "Joni" was born on August 23, 1942 in Richmond to Alphonse John and Lorraine (Thoms) Thul. She moved to Sleepy Eye where she attended and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School. Joan married Jerome Schimschock on May 4, 1964 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, CCW and Christian Mothers. Joan enjoyed time with her family, friends and sisters. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren's activities, sister get togethers and Christmas at the Gables.

She is survived by her children, Scott (fianceé, JoAnn) of Cobden, Jeff (Mary) Schimschock of Atwater, Lisa (Doug) Sellner of Sleepy Eye; eight grandchildren, Tanya, Dustin (Melanie'), Justin, Tyler, Hanna, Jared, Kyle and Levi; three great-grandchildren, Zach, Chloe and one on the way; sisters, Diane (Chuck) Case of Sleepy Eye, Phyllis (Gary) Heinrich of Woodbury, Judy (Curt) Olson of South Haven; and sisters-in-law, JoEllen Thul and Marie Schimschock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome; brothers, Donald and Ralph Thul; sisters-in-law, Alice Domeier, Sally Zwach and Phyllis Schimschock; brothers-in-law, Mel, Jim, Ray and Eugene Schimschock, Jerome Zwach, William Domeier; parents-in-law, John and Mary Schimschock; grandchild, Baby Kelly; nephews, Tim Thul, Dan Schimschock and John Domeier; and nieces, Teri Hill, Sandra Thul and Carol Domeier.