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Joanne (Aussem) Landers

January 25, 1942 July 14, 2019
Joanne (Aussem) Landers
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Joanne (Aussem) Landers, 77, passed away Sunday morning of July 14, 2019 at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Friday, July 19, at St. Columba Church in Ottawa with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa with Liturgical prayers recited at 3:45 p.m.

Joanne was born on January 25, 1942 in Ottawa to George and Theresa (Dekreon) Aussem. She married Dale Landers on November 29, 1969 at St. Columba Church in Ottawa. Joanne graduated from St. Xavier College and began her teaching career in Streator in 1965. During this time, she was able to earn her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. After getting married and starting a family, she took some time off to raise her two boys, Michael and Mark. She returned to teaching in 1976 and accepted a position at St. Columba Grade School (Marquette Academy). She retired in 2014 after 38 years. Mrs. Landers was a beloved teacher by many generations of students. She was a member of St. Columba Church, Catholic Daughters, Xi Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Joanne Landers loved teaching, QVC, Walt Disney World but most of all she loved her family. She spent her time caring for generations of kindergarten students, and ensuring her grandchildren were always spoiled. As author Robert Fulghum said best……. “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” and we all learned from the best. She was truly one of a kind.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Jodie) Landers and Mark (Sonya) Landers, both of Ottawa, 7 grandchildren, Maggie, Keegan, Avery, Addison, Grace, Kate, and Evan, and one brother, Michael Aussem of Ottawa.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dale, on May 25, 2012, and a grandson, Lane Landers.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

Pallbearers will be Keegan Landers, Joel Nourie, Colby Zemaitis, Brad Hughes, Shane Nagle, and Ryan Nagle. Honorary pallbearers will be Carole Nagle, Nancy Zemaitis, Kay Hughes, Kathy Bishop and Sandy Nourie.


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Prayer Service

Thursday

18

Jul

3:45 PM 7/18/2019 3:45:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

18

Jul

4:00 PM 7/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Mass

Friday

19

Jul

10:00 AM 7/19/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Columba Church

122 West Washington Street
Ottawa, IL 61350

St. Columba Church
122 West Washington Street Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Columba Cemetery Final Resting Place

1800 N 2990th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

1800 N 2990th Rd Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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