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Joan Mary Mullahy

Female 1939 - 1994


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  • Name  Joan Mary Mullahy  [1
    Born  25 Mar 1939  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    High School  1957  Goldfield, Wright County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Goldfield High School 
    Residence  Nov 1988  West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  12 Nov 1994  Kossuth County Hospital, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Cause: an apparent heart attack 
    Obituary  15 Nov 1994  Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Reporter 
    • Joan Waechter Funeral Services Will Be Wednesday In West Bend

      West Bend (IA) -- Funeral services for Joan Waechter of West Bend will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. The Reverend James McCormick will offiiciate.

      Burial will be in the West Bend Cemetery. The Schellhammer-Harris Funeral Home in West Bend is in charge of arrangements.

      Casket bearers are Gene Dahlhauser Kenneth Waechter, Steve Waechter Kevin Waechter, Patrick Mullahy and Steven Mullahy.

      Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, November 15, and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services at the church on Wednesday. The Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Tuesday and a Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

      Mrs. Waechter died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, November 12,1994, at the Kossuth County Hospital in Algona. She was 55.

      Joan Mary (Mullahy) Waechter was born March 25, 1939, in Burlington, the daughter of Peter and Catherine (Ryun) Mullahy. SHe attended schools in Burlington and Ottosen, then graduated from Goldfield High School in 1957.

      On November 16, 1957, Joan and Robert Waechter were married at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in West Bend. The couple made their home in Burlington for a time before moving back to the Ottosen and West Bend area in 1959, where they were engaged in farming.

      Joan Waechter drove a school bus for many years for Sts. Peter and Paul School and West Bend Commmunity School. She also worked at the Grotto of the Redemption as a tour guide and in the souvenir shop, and had been employed at Schafter Grocery in West Bend. In 1991 she began her own business called "Corner House Antiques" on the main street of West Bend. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the ladies aid of the church.

      Mrs. Waechter is survived by her husband, Robert, of West Bend; a son, Mark, of Earlham; a daughter Ellen Elbert of Waldorf, Maryland; and three grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Catherine Mullahy, of West Bend.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Joan M. Waechter; born: 25 March 1939; died: 12 November 1994; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Nov 1994  West Bend Protestant and Catholic Cemetery, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I22361  All Families
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2014 

    Father  Peter Paul Mullahy, III,   b. 2 Dec 1912, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1988, West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catherine Eva Ryun,   b. 5 Jan 1910, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1998, West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Feb 1935  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Residence  Mar 1986  West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID  F7978  Group Sheet

    Family  Robert J. Waechter,   b. 11 May 1934,   d. 2 Mar 2000 
    Married  16 Nov 1957  West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph 
    • Headstone transcriptions from the West Bend Protestant & Catholic Cemetery, Palo Alto County, Iowa: Waechter Agnes E., 1906 - 1992, w/o Anthony; Waechter Anthony F., 1897 - 1973, h/o Agnes E.; Waechter Joan M., 1939 - 1994, w/o Robert J.; Waechter Robert J., 1934 - 2000, h/o Joan M.
    Children 
     1. Mark Louis Waechter
     2. Ellen M. Waechter
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7990  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    Joan Waechter Funeral Services Will Be Wednesday In West Bend
    Joan Waechter Funeral Services Will Be Wednesday In West Bend
    The obituary of Joan Mary (Mullahy) Waechter. Joan Mullahy was a daughter of Peter Paul Mullahy III and Catherine Eva Ryun. She is a descendant of August Frederic and Emma Christine (Lett) Abrahamson. Joan was born March 25, 1939, in Burlington, Iowa, and died November 12, 1994, in West Bend, Iowa. She married Robert J. Waechter November 16, 1957, in West Bend. Their children are Mark Louis Waechter and Ellen M. Elbert.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3279] World Connect - Greggs and Some Quaker Links: retyrd, (last updated: 2007-12-03 15:53:09 UTC (Mon) , contact: Frank) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3297] Protestant and Catholic Cemetery, West Bend, Iowa - Burials (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3298] Waechter , Joan Mary (Mullahy) - Obituary, (originally published in The Reporter, page 3, November 15, 1994; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3285] Mullahy, Peter Paul (III) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6A, November 10, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3284] Mullahy, Catherine Eva (Ryun) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, February 3, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).