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Jo Ann Thies

March 10, 1941 October 14, 2021
Jo Ann Thies
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Obituary for Jo Ann Thies
Jo A. Thies, age 80, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. Rev. Nathan Peitsch will officiate. Committal Services will follow at the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton and Ute, Iowa, are in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

A Facebook Live of the funeral service can be found on the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Facebook page:

Jo Ann Thies, the daughter of Frank and Trace (Bergerson) Wimer, was born on March 10, 1941, in Soldier, IA. She grew up in the Moorhead and Mapleton, IA, area where she graduated from Mapleton High School with the class of 1959.

On February 14, 1960, Jo Ann married the love of her life Irvin Thies in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton. The couple settled on the Thies family farm southeast of Mapleton and welcomed their three children: Shelly, Kelly, and Jim.

Jo Ann was a faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, IA, where she was active in ladies aid. She also enjoyed reading, playing cards, going to coffee with friends, and treasured spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Irvin Thies of Mapleton, IA; children Shelly (Packy) DeMara of Sioux City, IA, Kelly (Gary) McGathy of Wichita, KS, and Jim (Lisa) Thies of Mapleton, IA; grandchildren: Phil (Dawn), Chris (Raelynn), Nick (Kourtney), Tonya, Alex, Amanda (Jake), and Alyssa (Brayden); great-grandchildren: Parker, Olivia, Chance, Nash, Wyatt, Haylie, Annabelle, Hazel, and Aiden; brother-in-law Gary (Maxine) Thies; nieces Carrie Huff and Laurie Johnson; extended family and friends.

Jo Ann is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Trace Wimer; sister Bunny Traver; parents-in-law Rudy and Hazel Thies.
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4:00 PM 10/19/2021 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/19/2021 6:00:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton

210 South 5th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton
210 South 5th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 10/20/2021 10:30:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute

303 E 4th St
Ute, IA 51060

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute
303 E 4th St Ute 51060 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Clair Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ute, IA

Ute IA
United States

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