Born: April 22, 1938
Resided: Tyndall, SD
Died: April 30, 2020
Joan Rothschadl, age 82 of Tyndall, SD died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. Funeral Mass is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in the outdoor chapel at St. Leo Catholic Church Tyndall. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Visitors will comply to Coronavirus guidelines of 10 persons with 6’ social distancing. The Mass will also be live stream at www.goglinfh.com Joan Rothschadl.
Joan was born Friday, April 22, 1938 to Emil and Helen (Andersen) Pravecek in rural Tyndall. She attended country school, graduating from Scotland High School in 1956. In her teen years, Joan babysat. She met her lifelong partner at age 16. Their first date was Flag Day, June 16. After high school she worked at Kiltie Scotland Café.
Joan married the love of her life, Duane Rothschadl April 16, 1958 at St. George Catholic Church in Scotland. They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Joan prided herself in the kitchen. Kolaches, apple pies and dumplings were always favorite family requests. As an enterprising farm wife she made a side business of selling eggs to Gene’s GW and locals on a regular basis. An egg never left the farm without being meticulously washed. Each year she raised hundreds of chickens from baby chicks to table.
Joan found contentment with sewing and her grandchildren knew she could fix just about anything with a needle and thread. Their arrangement was that Duane would catch the fish and Joan would clean and cook them. She was a league bowler for 20+ years. Joan was a volunteer hair dresser at Good Samaritan Center Tyndall. Joan was a faithful member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of St. Leo’s Altar Society. She served as financial guardian at St. Leo’s for 20+ years. You could frequently find Joan socializing during coffee time at the café as she enjoyed this time with her friends.
Joan was a doting grandma and great grandma. She was always happy to be around them and proud to talk about them to others. In their retirement years, Joan was committed to weekly date nights with Duane. Energetic, good natured, strong and hard working all come to mind when describing Joan. She found relaxation in watching game shows and doing crossword puzzles. Her favorite most memorable movie was Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” We should all follow Joan’s life advice, “Go with the flow.”
Survivors include her husband Duane; children Keith (Julie) Rothschadl of Scotland; Janet (John) Pesek of Tyndall and Judy (Lawson) Coke of The Colony, Texas; grandchildren Justin (Brittany) Rothschadl, Jenna (Tyler) Miller, Jaclyn Rothschadl, Kelsey (fiancé Derrik Dvoracek) Pesek, Briannna Pesek, Jack and Bryson Coke; step grandchildren Tom (Melissa) Pesek and Erin Cotton; great grandchildren Jett, Brecken, Myles and Nora Joan; brother Robert (Georgianna) Pravecek and sister Faye (Frank) Burke.
She was preceded in death by her parents Emil Pravecek and Helen Machacek.
5/9/2020 Julie Schneider Fort Dodge, IA
I am so sorry for your family's loss. May your memories comfort you at this time of your loss and heartache she will be greatly missed by your family as well as the community. My deepest condolences.Julie
5/6/2020 Dennis and Mary Plihal Tyndall, SD
She was a great lady and we will miss her.
5/6/2020 Dory Zelenka Glenwood Springs, CO
I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Joan was my first cousin and was very special. May God bless you. You are in my prayers.
5/5/2020 Kathy, Brent, Brayden & Harper Schoenrock Edina, MN
Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Aunt Joan was a tremendous woman and I have so many wonderful memories through the years. We wish we could have been with you today to celebrate her life. Our hearts go out to all of you - Uncle Duane, Keith, Janet, Jude and all of your families - you are in our thoughts and prayers.
5/5/2020 Bill and Barbara Kriz Damascus, MD
Love and prayers to Duane, Keith, Janet, Jude, and your families.
5/5/2020 Mary Ann Cuka Tyndall, S D
Joan was on my altar society band. She was always a willing worker and food provider. I will miss her . My sympathy to you Duane and family.
5/5/2020 Jean johnson Tabor, SD
Sending sympathy to the family and especially to Judy, one of my top art students from Bon Homme. We will forever miss our wonderful Moms. Peace to all.
5/5/2020 Jack L. Coke, Jr. Plano, , Texas 75093
May Joan Rest In Peace in the House of the Lord forever and may Duane, Janet, Keith and Jude, have comfort through God’s Grace.
5/4/2020 Samantha Herrboldt Tyndall, SD
I'm so sorry for your loss. At one time I was Joan and Duane's neighbor and she would bring me vegetables...and would hang them on the door knob in the morning knowing I was still sleeping because I worked nights.
5/4/2020 Jane Larson Tyndall, SD
With deepest sympathy to your family from mine! She will truly be missed!
5/4/2020 Pam Olsen KIRKSVILLE, Missouri
So sorry for your loss. Praying for God's comfort and strength during this time.
5/4/2020 David & Bunny Eberhardt Olivet, SD
Duane and family, so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed visiting with Joan when ever our paths would meet. She will be missed. Prayers to all the family.
5/4/2020 Debbie mudder trotchie Las vegas, Nv
My sympathy to you all Joan was a fun lady I have good memories and hope you keep your memories tucked in your heart you are all in my prayers
5/3/2020 Gary and Michelle Dvoracek Springfield, SD
We are so sorry for your loss.
5/3/2020 Russ and Holly Sehr Larchwood, IA
You have our sympathy and prayers. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Russ and Holly Sehr
5/3/2020 Patty Schmidt Foudray Rapid City, SD
Many thoughts and prayers to you Janet and to your whole family. May you find peace in your memories!
5/3/2020 Greg & Ann Kronaizl Omaha, Nebraska
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May God Bless!
5/3/2020 Tirani Van Emmerik Springfield, SD
Thoughts and prayers for you all.
5/2/2020 Joe and Darlene Kostal Springfield, SD
Our sincere condolences to the family of Joan. My she rest in peace
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
St. Leo Catholic Church
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
St. Leo Catholic Church
Visitors will comply to Coronavirus guidelines of 10 persons with 6' social distancing.
St. Leo Catholic Cemetery
(approximately 3:15 p.m.)