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Jo Marie Tiedeman

March 13, 1954 — October 16, 2019

Joleen (Jo) Marie Tiedeman (Plathe), age 65, suddenly passed away on October 16th, 2019 due to some serious health issues.  She was only 65.


Jo had a variety of hobbies but the ones she enjoyed the most were puzzle books, putting together puzzles, watching scary or Hallmark movies, spending time with family, and baking/cooking for others.  If someone even brought up a dessert or a meal she would quickly whip it up and have it to you before you had the chance to buy the ingredients yourself.  One of her dreams was to purchase a Jeep, and when she finally did, she loved to show it off and make frequent trips to family and friends. 


Throughout Jo’s life she had many occupations but the ones she liked the most were the ones were she took care of others. Before Jo retired, she worked as a housekeeper at Sanford Sheldon.  Although she didn’t like the cleaning so much she really enjoyed the lifelong relationships she made . 


Jo lived in Sheldon, IA for many years before she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer this past summer.  It was at this time where she moved to Rock Valley to be closer to her family and friends.


Jo is survived by her brother Duane and sisters Joyce, Julie, Kim, and Cheryl;  her 3 children and their spouses Nick and Sanya  McDonald, Cody Tiedeman, and Dustin and Carla Tiedeman:  plus 4 grandchildren Dalton Tiedeman, Michael, Braiton, and Aryah McDonald.  


Please join us at her Celebration of Life on Saturday November 23rd at Parkview Event Center in Rock Valley 1-4 pm.  Family is asking that you bring along some of your favorite memories to share. 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jo Marie Tiedeman, please visit our flower store.

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