Obit: Joan Sissel


Joan Lou Sissel, 93, of Stockton, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at Genesis Health System-East, Davenport. A graveside Service was held Thursday, Nov. 12 at Parr Cemetery in rural Muscatine. Condolences may be left at

Joan was born in Stockton on Aug. 7, 1927, the daughter of Louis and Evelyn (Martens) Duge. She graduated from Durant High School. Joan married Warren C. Sissel on Dec. 18, 1948 in Pleasant Prairie, Iowa. Warren died on June 9, 1998.

Joan was a homemaker, who cherished taking care of her family. She was a member of The Royal Neighbors and enjoyed playing in card clubs. Joan enjoyed gardening, sewing, and completing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She cherished spending time with her family.

Joan is survived by her four children, Michael (Barbara) Sissel of Walcott, Patrick (Paula) Sissel of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, Kurt Sissel of Stockton, and Daniel Sissel of Lindstrom, Minnesota; one son-in-law, John Langfitt of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren; and one daughter, Jan Langfitt.