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 Joan Elizabeth <I>Zwanziger</I> Babinat

Joan Elizabeth Zwanziger Babinat

Birth
Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 Jun 2012 (aged 77)
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 92764805 · View Source
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daughter of James and Alice (Driscoll) Zwanziger

Joan Elizabeth Babinat, 77, of Hudson, died Wednesday, June 27 at Covenant Medical Center of respiratory failure.

She was born April 9, 1935 in Waverly, daughter of James and Alice Driscoll Zwanziger. She married Adolph Babinat August 17, 1963 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly.

Joan was raised on a farm north of Horton and attended country school, graduating from Plainfield High School in 1953.

She was employed by Iowa Mutual Insurance in Cedar Rapids and later with Viking Pump in Cedar Falls. She also farmed side by side with her husband.

Joan enjoyed square dancing all over the state, baking, sending cards for any occasion and visiting with her friends over coffee. Her grandsons loved her cookies and brownies and called her the cookie lady. She also loved taking care of others, putting everyone else ahead of herself. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Cheryl (Luther) Philpott of Waukee; two grandsons, Hunter and Tanner and a sister, Jane (John K.) Jones of Cedar Falls.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1435 E. Eagle Road, Eagle Center, with burial in Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck.

Public visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Sunday at the church, where there will be a 5:00 p.m. scriptural rosary, followed by a time of sharing. Visitation also for an hour before services at the church on Monday.


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  • Created by: Lynn Schneider
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92764805
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joan Elizabeth Zwanziger Babinat (9 Apr 1935–27 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92764805, citing Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Grundy County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lynn Schneider (contributor 46492409) .