Joan “Jackie” Spielbauer

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Joan “Jackie” Spielbauer, 78, of Guttenberg, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital after a long battle with MS.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 8, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at church.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 9, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Inurnment was at St. Mary's Cemetery, Guttenberg.

Jackie was born on Oct. 7, 1940, in New Vienna, the daughter of Norbert and Leona Wessels.

Jackie graduated from Colesburg High School. On Sept. 30, 1961, she was united in marriage with Frank Spielbauer. She was very happy to join a large family, and quickly made it her own. This union blessed the couple with seven children. She worked at Dubuque Pack, the Guttenberg Locker, Larry’s Drive-In, Mackey’s Super Value, and Casey’s. Jackie was a member of the St. Mary’s School Board, Parish Council, and the Home School Association for many years. She was also a member of the Guttenberg High School Booster Club.

Jackie enjoyed attending her children’s many sporting events, both home and away, in high school and college. Earlier in life, Jackie bowled in several leagues. She loved to be around people, both at work and at home. She hosted and planned many get-togethers for friends and family, which are fondly remembered by all who attended.

Jackie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank; seven children, Kenny (Karen) Spielbauer, Patty (Jeff) Smitherman, Mike (Tammy) Spielbauer, Michele (Jeff) Frazier, Steve Spielbauer, Brian (Jennifer) Spielbauer and Sue (Ryan) Meinecke; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, McKenna Thatcher.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be taken for both the National MS Society and St. Mary’s School.

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