Sioux City

Joanne P. (Connelly) Mathistad, 88, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, following a brief illness.

As per her wishes, her body was cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. The Rev. Jay Denne will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Joanne was born on Oct. 2, 1929, in Rapidan, Minn., the daughter of Michael and Fern (Cleveland) Connelly.

On May 5, 1948, Joanne married Seigure B. Mathistad in Mankato, Minn. He died on Aug. 25, 2014.

Joanne was known for being an active quilter, a good cook and she enjoyed camping and fishing. She was very active in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives and would often babysit.

Joanne was the mother of five children, Gregg (Monica) Mathistad of Lawton, Iowa, Vicki McCulley of Sioux City, Nancy (Dwayne) Johnson of South Sioux City, Michael (Lisa) Mathistad of Challenge, Calif., and Kevin (Suzette) Mathistad of Paradise, Calif.; two sisters, Marguerite Burns and Adeline Hansen both of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Alice Austin of Minnesota; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Joanne as preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters; and three brothers.

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