"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated  August 3, 2021

Joan Lucille Postel

January 16, 1936—July 26, 2019

Joan Postel age 83, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.

Graveside services was held 3:00 Wednesday afternoon, July 31, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery rural Monticello.  .   Rev. Tim Eckert will officiate at the services.   Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Surviving are 2 children, Bradford (Pam) Postel, Jill (Terry) Kennebeck, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold in 2017 and a sister, Myrna Sue Jones.  

Joan Lucille Eden was born January 16, 1936 at Arlington, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Ernest and Lucy DeWitte Eden.    Being deaf from birth, Joan attended the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs. This is where she met her future husband, Harold Postel, of Monticello.   The couple married on November 17, 1955.   They lived in Anamosa where Joan was a stay-at-home mother raising her children.   She later cleaned homes and businesses in Anamosa.   She also worked for many years in the Housekeeping Department at the Anamosa Community Hospital before retiring.    Joan was a member of Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Cedar Rapids.  

The family would like to thank the staff at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their care and support that was given to Joan and family during her time with them

Thanks to Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, Iowa and Jeanette Kern for the information.