Joseph Panoch, 84
Fri, 10/27/2017 - 6:18pm admin
March 6, 1933 –
Oct. 21, 2017
Castalia - Joseph Panoch, age 84 of rural Castalia, Iowa, died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville, Iowa.
Mass of Christiam Burial will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa.
Interment will be at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville, Iowa.Joseph (Joe) James Panoch was born on March 6, 1933, the son of Joseph William Panoch and Rose Ann (Bilek) Panoch in Lourdes, Iowa. He attended and graduated from New Hampton High School.
Joe married Jane Ann Meyer on April 26, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. He worked at Oliver’s Manufacturing in Charles City and farmed in the New Hampton area and later farmed near Postville, Iowa and Castalia areas. Forty-five years ago, Oct. 26, 1972, the couple bought the current farm near Frankville. Joe enjoyed turtle hunting and listening to polka music. His pride and joy was his granddaughter, Marissa, known to him as “Little One.” In his two years at the Postville Good Samaritan Center, he was always known to be so thankful to the nurses.
Joseph is survived by his children, James Panoch of Castalia and JoEllen (Loren) Foels of Postville; one granddaughter, Marissa Foels of Postville; sister, Gigi Wollemberg of Rochester, Minn.; brother, Ray (Carol) Panoch of New Hampton; sister-in-law, Nancy Panoch of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Jane on April 2, 2008; parents, Joseph and RoseAnn (Bilek) Panoch; sister, Lorraine Scholbrock; brothers, Ron, Leland and Donnie Panoch; mother and father-in-law, Alfred and Ella Meyer; brothers-in-law, Dean (Eilene) Meyer, Dale (Evelyn) Meyer, Marvin Scholbrock and Norman Wollenberg; and sister, Rosemarie Blong.