Joan Marie Bierman (63) of Newton

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Published on March 21 2013 1:52 pm

Joan Marie Bierman, 63, of Newton died at 5:55pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Voelker Home for Seniors in rural Mason. 

Funeral mass celebrating Joan’s life will be celebrated at 10:30 AM – Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass.  Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 PM – Monday, March 25, 2013 at the church.  Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

Joan was born on July 17, 1949 in Effingham, IL the daughter of Edwin and Anna Mae (Brummer) Jansen.  She married Bill Bierman on February 5, 1972 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Edgewood, IL and he survives.  Joan was a 1967 graduate of St. Anthony’s High School in Effingham and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University.  Joan was a homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

Joan is survived by: Husband of 41 years – Bill Bierman...5 Children – Chris (Melany) Bierman of Newton, IL, Ben (Jill) Bierman of Newton, IL, Jack (Kari) Bierman of Jewett, IL, Ann (Bill) Swingler of Teutopolis, IL and Mary (Scott) Willenborg of Sigel, IL...16 Grandchildren...5 Brothers – Lonnie Jansen, Nick Jansen, Tom Jansen, Joe Jansen and Stan Jansen all of Mason, IL...and 2 Sisters – Betty Bailey of Mason, IL and Ellen Weber of Wakefield, IL.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents.