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Joan Marie Wallace

April 7, 1964 — July 25, 2023

Joan Wallace, age 59, passed away on July 25, 2023.

She was born on April 7, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Carter Lake, to John W. Wallace and Barbara (Huegerich) Melonis.

She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Wallace; grandparents, Bill and Irene Wallace, Joe and Dorothy Huegerich; Uncle George and Danny Jo.

Joan is survived by her mother, Barbara Melonis; son, Jake Griffey (Shelby); daughter, Gabi Arellano (Jake), grandchildren, Zander, Zaiden & Ivyanna; significant other: Mike North; sister, Linda Workman (Bob Peck); brother, Mike (Deanna) Wallace; uncle, Bob Wallace; John Wallace's partner Sandy Caddell, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation is Sunday, July 30, 2023, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Family and Friends can meet at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral home at 9:00am on Monday July 31st, 2023 for a procession to Corpus Christi Queen of Apostles Church where a viewing of Joan will take place. Mass of Christian Burial service will follow at 11:00am. The family will direct memorials.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

JOANNIE, YOU ARE MISSED BY ALL: Mom I love you so, so, much

and nothing in this world will be the same without you, you made the

room light up as soon as you walked in, you were the life of the party and

you loved everybody unconditionally. You were my best friend, my rock

my everything. You have taught me that we will see each other again and

I have to believe that. Fly high my spirt in the sky, My heart is just

absolutely shattered idk why you had to leave us mom but I know every

single person you’ve met will miss you so much until they get to see you

again. You were THEEEEEEEE BEST mom and grandma ever. Idk why

the good ones gotta go first we’re gonna miss you so damn much

momma. I love you…Today is a day of heartbreak and the loss of an

amazing soul. Happiness comes in some many forms and love grows

with such power. The sand, sun and Harley won't be the same. I love you

and will miss you. . My family has suffered great losses in the last 15

hours. My dad John Wallace passed away last night unexpectedly and

my sister Joan Wallace had a stroke after leaving my dad's last night and

she did not make it after a day of fighting hard. .My brother and I lost our

dad and our sister in this short time and the rest of my family have lost a

grandpa, dad, brother, uncle, cousin, my mom lost a daughter and her

kids a mom and grandma, an aunt a friend a significant other. This is just

insane. Joan was an amazing person, and had so much love to share it

was incredible!! Joan made me so Happy and full of life, I am grateful

that I had a chance to be in her life. ! I’m Heartbroken for my Wallace

side of the family and at a loss for words.. Please keep them in your

prayers right now. She was such a breath of fresh air the moment she

entered the room. Her spirit and smile were everything! What a fun

person she was… Joan lit up the room when she came in…may God get

you all through this…Even though there is joy in going Home, there is

sorrow in your loss. Thinking of you at this tender time. Hugs to you

all…A hole has been placed in our hearts. We will miss our Joannie! May

she Rest in Peace…Joan was an amazing and fun - loving person that

will be deeply missed …Joan was a great friend.  All the talks we had

she always stated her love for you all. I will cherish her in my heart. Until

I see her again…How can such a vibrant, energetic women with an

infectious personality and good heart be gone?... She was such a

beautiful woman and friend to so many…Sending love and prayers from

your family in Iowa…Take care of each other & know that she will always

be with you in your hearts…May God lift you up on his angels’

wings…Joan was such a ray of sunshine anytime she was around.

Always so sweet.!... What a fun person she was, always gave me a hug

when ran into each other…was always happy and ready to talk when she

seen you…Joan will be so missed. THANK YOU for everything you did

for me personally and for being the best adopted grandma… I just

cannot believe how such a great person is gone way too soon. She truly

was one in a million and will be forever missed… she was such an

amazing person…Not even comprehendible…still doesn’t feel real…A lot

of good times with her at Kelly's North Bowl…You guys have always

been my second family…Everything I start to write just sounds so

inadequate because it is…May God give you peace and solace in this

difficult time…My heart is sadden…She was an awesome

person…working with Joannie on the board was always a

pleasure…Joan was always laughing and smiling at the alley… You can’t

dim her sparkle. She would run through a brick wall if you asked her

to…She would check in from time to time full of enthusiasm…I will sure

miss her guidance and encouragement. Joan was cheerful every time I

spoke with her…she was always so friendly to me…I’m just numb

thinking about it. God needed her. Joan was a bright lite in this world and

had the kindest soul She left an impact on our family in the short time we

knew her. She was an amazing ray of sunshine! Flew around like a

butterfly always! Joannie was one of the “special” ones. 

Rest in peace Joannie, we love you. Watch over all of us.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, July 30, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Monday, July 31, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Corpus Christi Parish - Queen of Apostles Church

3304 4th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 31, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Corpus Christi Parish - Queen of Apostles Church

3304 4th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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