Joan Kathryn Staver, 89, daughter of William and Agnes (Lynch) Breitbach, was born on Sept. 30, 1934, in Bankston. She entered into Eternal Rest on Saturday, April 6, 2024, in her home at Lakeside Village, Panora.

Joan graduated from high school in 1952 in Bankston. She moved to Dubuque, where she met Donald Joseph Staver; they married on June 23, 1956. They raised a family of five children. In 1991, they retired to Lake Panorama in Panora.

Her greatest joys were family and faith. She loved hosting family gatherings, spending time with friends, playing golf, games and euchre, and traveling.

Joan is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Don) Berryman, Lynn (Dave) Breitbach, Donna (Steve) Brody, Laurie (Jim) Knight, and son, Donald (Jenny) Staver, Jr; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by three of her seven siblings, Rose (Fran) Brune, Dorie (Wayne) Dodds and William (Jeanne) Breitbach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Joseph Staver, and four of her siblings: Jim Breitbach, Ramona Kluesner, Edward Breitbach and Thomas Breitbach.

Memorial Mass services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2024, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Panora, with visitation starting at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the services at the church. Burial of her urn will take place in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care provided by Lakeside Village and Hospice of the Midwest, the faithful guidance of Father Higgins of St. Cecelia Catholic Church, and the overwhelming support of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics Iowa at website: www.soiowa.org

Twigg Funeral Home, Panora, is entrusted with her services.