Joan E. Selser
May 08, 1932 - October 04, 2021
Birthplace: Oakland, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 10/8/2021
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 10/9/2021
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 10/9/2021
Evergreen Cemetery

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Joan Eloyce Selser, age 89, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society. Joan was born May 8, 1932 in Oakland, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Hays) LeRette. She was raised in Oakland, Carson, Emerson, and Wales graduating from Wales Lincoln High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Albert Selser on September 11, 1949 at the Presbyterian Church in Red Oak, Iowa. Joan and Albert farmed in the Wales area for 11 years before moving to the Red Oak area in 1959 farming on the Selser family farm, which is still in the family today. After retirement, Joan and Albert moved into Red Oak in 1987. Joan enjoyed gardening, doing crafts, canning, sewing, dancing, playing organ and piano, reading, camping, traveling, and spending winters in Texas and Arizona. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Henderson Bowling League, and the Stich and Chatter Club. Most of all, Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and loved each and every grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband: Albert Selser on June 17, 2014; granddaughter: Shelly Ann Breedlove; grandson: Mark Porter; sister: Janice Palmer; brother: Richard LeRette; sisters-in-law: Mildred Andrews; Evelyn DeBolt, and Marcia LeRette; brothers-in-law: Wilbur Andrews; Lester DeBolt; Shorty Palmer; and Ed Spangenberg. Survivors include her children: Joanie Zychowski and husband Ron of Mobile, AL; Judy Coco and husband Bob of Bellevue, NE; Susan Veon and husband Larry of Stanton, IA; and Mary Gohlinghorst and husband Don of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Angela Larsen; Gary Porter and friend Roni Andersen Gibbs; Anna Porter; Stacey Breedlove-Gunter and friend Dan Dougherty; Sheryl Adamson and husband Jason; Stefanie Breedlove; Chris Veon and friend Jessica Burck; Matthew Veon and wife Stephanie; Kevin Veon and wife Amy; Jennifer Veon; Dan Gohlinghorst and wife Danette; Marjie Buick and husband Bryan; and Kate Johnson and husband Aaron; many great and great great grandchildren; sisters: Joyce Spangenberg of Red Oak, IA and Judy Boeger and husband Ed of Mesa, AZ; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’ Association, or to be determined by the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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410 Sixth Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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