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Joan Rickerl

d. November 13, 2017

Joan Patricia Rickerl, age 88, of Austin, died Monday, November 13, 2017 at her home at St. Mark's Memory Care. Joan was born June 16, 1929 in Ottumwa, Iowa to John and Rosalie (Robertson) Quinn. As a young girl, Joan helped her father in his drug store in Ottumwa, IA. On November 19, 1948, she was united in marriage to Quentin Rickerl at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boone, Iowa. The couple moved to Taopi, Minnesota than later to Austin. Joan was a nanny for many families in the Austin area. These families were all very special to her. Joan was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, visiting her siblings, and most of all, spending time with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Children were the light of her life. Survivors include five children; Ted (Sandy) Rickerl, Owatonna; Jerome (Liz Coughlin) Rickerl, Austin; Jeff (Marti-Lynn) Rickerl, Austin; Jackie (Ben) Veri, Rineyville, KY; Monica Fairchild, Austin; 10 grandchildren: Heather Rickerl, Holly (Tim) Pearson, Kathleen (Brandon) Weir, Tony (Pam Eickstadt) Rickerl, Michael Crews, Joshua (Shelly Wangen) Touchton, Michael (Lisa) Veri, Jessa (Zach) Johnson, Christopher Rickerl and Amanda Rickerl; 10 great-grandchildren: Fritz, Kelsie, Elsa Marie, CJ, Quinn, Bella, Tellef, Allie, Ruger, and Theodore; brothers: John (Sara) Quinn, Yulee, FL; Thomas (Sheila Lucero) Quinn; Ottumwa, IA; sisters; Kathleen Wiseman, Bettendorf, IA; Susan (Jim) Bailey, Ottumwa, IA; Angela Copple, Agawam, MA, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband: Quentin Rickerl; her parents; two sisters, Rosemarie Leininger and Rita Kerkman; brother: James Quinn; Daughter: Teresa Landherr; Grandson: Peter Landherr A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffas officiating. There will be a 6 pm CCW rosary on Thursday at Mayer Funeral home where friends may call from 4-6 pm and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

Service Information


Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Thursday, November 16 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Friday, November 17 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Edward's Catholic Church
2000 West Oakland Avenue
Austin MN 55912

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