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Joanne Adelaide Sagan

January 1, 1935 September 4, 2013
Joanne Adelaide Sagan
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Obituary for Joanne Adelaide Sagan

Joanne Adelaide Sagan, 78, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.
     Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Jo Kinnard officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 9, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and also one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
     Joanne was born January 1, 1935, in Walker, Minnesota, the daughter of Nels and Loretta Christenson Bergly. She graduated from high school in Walker and went on to graduate from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, in 1956.
     On September 14, 1963, Joanne was united in marriage with Alexander Sagan in Minneapolis. He preceded her in death on December 9, 2006.
     Joanne worked for General Mills as a secretary. She was also a secretary and playground attendant at Sunny Hollow School.
     She was a member of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton and participated in the church’s Quilting Club. Along with quilting, she enjoyed sewing and needlework. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.
     Joanne is survived by two sons: Tim (Beth) Sagan of Cedar Rapids and Nick (Angela) Sagan of Vinton; two brothers: John (Sue) Bergly of Minneapolis, MN, and Dick (Jane) Bergly of Leesburg, Florida; and six grandchildren: Nick (Amy), Rachel, Grant, Nolan, Anna and Josie Sagan.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter Paula Sagan; and sister Gloria Uden.
     A memorial fund has been established.


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