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“We met Jo through my husband's mother - Robin. i loved sitting in the office hearing stories of Jo & Gary's travels and i will never forget her laugh...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Heather & Arthur Aaronson - IL

“We met Jo and Gary through Robin Gary Photography. We were so blessed to have met them both while planning Amy and Julie's weddings. Jo and Gary...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mark and Beverly Hockert, Amy& Chris Winkler, Julie& Trevor Hile - IA

“As a fellow Mercy School of Nursing (Class of 1967)classmate, my husband Stan and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Jo Ann's family. ...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Kluesner Schueller - Peosta, IA

“To the family and friends - Pat (Geistkemper) Bonert and I extend our deepest sympathy. Pat knew JoAnn since childhood and always enjoyed her. I...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Bonert - Dyersville, IA

“Gary & Family JoAnn was special. She was my classmate for 12 years. All through St. Joseph and then at Xavier. While at St. Joseph she was the...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Westhoff - Chandler , AZ

“I thank God that I was able to spend the last week of Jo's life with her and her family. I know that she is now so happy to be looking down on us. ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Joyce Alpaugh - Bellflower, CA

“Thank you to the entire family for giving me a wonderful gift in allowing me to be part of your family during Jo's last days. You have always...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Weeda - Friend

“My wife and Mickey (Michelle Boyd) are best of friends. Due to their friendship I was blessed to meet and know Jo and Gary. Because we were (are)...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Dan Weeda

“JoAnn's GREAT smile and personality radiated not only to family and friends but to every Bride and group she met. I know first hand how people...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Carlson - Moline, IL

“I remember JoAnn as a bundle of energy - with an infectious smile and always a king word. She was a great match for Gary. She will be missed. Our...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Deggendorf - Bonita Springs, FL

“Gary-I'm so very sorry for your loss. I think fondly of all our gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa Jasper's home for the holidays. The gals always...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Jeanne Jasper - Cedar Falls, IA

“Enjoyed every moment of my time working with Jo at Franciscan hospital, she was so warm and friendly and really loved to teach. She truly was a...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Kristin Drehman Mathews - Geneseo, IL


JoAnn Maiers, age 65, of Davenport, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 at her home.

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on March 10, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Burial will be at National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.

JoAnn was born August 7, 1946 in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Edward J. and Delores M. Goldsmith Nefzger. She married Gary A. Maiers on June 15, 1968 in Earlville, IA.

JoAnn graduated from Xavier High School in Dyersville, IA, and also from Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, IA. She retired in 2010 as a nurse with Trinity Medical Center. JoAnn was co-owner of Robin Gary Photography. She loved camping, boating, fishing and an occasional trip to the casino.

SURVIVORS
Husband Gary Maiers
Daughter Michelle (Patrick) Boyd
Son Greg (Denise Schneckloth) Maiers
Grandchildren Paul & Sara Boyd, Gary Maiers
Step mother Bernadine Nefzger
Sisters Mary Lou (Lawrence) Welch
Jeanne (George) Hesseling
Brother Dave (Chris Mascow) Nefzger
Brother-in-law Roger Johannes
Step brothers & Sisters Ron (Kathleen) Goldsmith
Mark (Beth) Goldsmith
Joe (Linda) Goldsmith
Pat (Alison) Goldsmith
Anne (Tom) Hayes
Mike (Pam) Goldsmith
Brother-in-law Marv (Regina) Maiers
Sister-in-law Joyce Alpaugh

She was preceded in death by her parents; father and mother-in-law, Greg & Bernice Maiers sister, Kathy and brother-in-law, Gary Hesseling.