January 29, 1926 – July 27, 2013
Joanne, 87, passed away July 27, 2013 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Jessie Joanne Bonnichsen, the daughter of Thomas Frederick and Elva (Foster) Bonnichsen, was born January 29, 1926 in Louisa County. Following high school, she attended business school. Joanne worked at Farm Bureau, where she met her husband, Bob Garlock. They lived in Beaverdale before moving to Urbandale in 1960. She and Bob were charter members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Joanne liked to garden with Bob and attend their grandson’s sporting events. She was also a terrific bowler and loved walking around Lion’s Park twice each day.
Joanne is remembered by her sons, Paul of Des Moines, and Ronald (LaRon) of Johnston; grandsons, James and Ben of Johnston; her brothers, Raymond and Royce of Columbus Junction; and her sister, Faith Walters of Eldora.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert “Bob”; and her sisters, Carol Shaffer and Frances McKane.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net