Jo Ann Birkel



Jo Ann Mae Birkel, 81, Owensville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at her residence.

She was born March 21, 1940, to Oscar and Lucille (Fleck) Zwolanek in West Liberty, Iowa.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by parents Oscar and Lucille; daughter Julieanna Rasque; son Todd Rasque; granddaughter Alisha Rasque; brothers Billy and Bobby Zwolanek; and sisters Mary Shemak, Peggy Zwolanek and Betty Loeffelholz.

She is survived by daughter Hope Rasque of St. Louis; granddaughter Ciara Kennell of Belle; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Rasque, Jordan Frankenberg, Thara and Zayda Kennell.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel, Owensville, with funeral services following with Pastor Frank Jefferson officiating. Her body will then be cremated.

Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Owensville.