In Memory of

Joan B. Oentrich

April 15, 1935 - November 23, 2020
From: Cherokee, IA

Joan Beverly Stratton Oentrich, the daughter of William and Mildred (Thomson) Stratton was born on April 15, 1935 in Quimby, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Quimby where she attended school. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1952.

 Following her schooling, Joan worked at the Cherokee Mental Health for 33 plus years. She also worked at Steele State Bank, Home Health Care, and Cherry Street House.

 She was united in marriage to Bill Baker and Arlo “Ozzie” Oentrich. She was blessed with one daughter, Cindy.

 On November 23, 2020, Joan passed away at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, IA at the age of 85. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mildred Stratton; her husband, Ozzie Oentrich; her daughter, Cindy Baker Tinker; son-in-law, Bruce; and one brother, Joe.

 She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, Bob Stratton; sister-in-law, Mary Stratton; son-in-law, Joe Tinker; and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral arrangements are currently pending at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.


Monday, December 14, 2020 at 4:50 PM
“Thank you to for all of the wonderful comments made for my sister, Joan Oentrick. ”
- Robert Stratton
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM
“Rest in peace, dear Joanie. You have fought the good fight.”
- Elaine Messerole
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:09 PM
“Joan was a wonderful lady, I will cherish many memories with her. Sorry for your loss.”
- Kayla Linn
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 10:10 AM
“Joanie will be truely missed...I worked with her for several years at MHI..very sweet co worker and I lived just 2 houses from her mother....Joanie is a WONDERFUL person..”
- Carol Fiser
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:16 AM
“Such a sweet sweet lady, she will be missed.”
- Vicki Menke
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:52 PM
“oh I'm so heartbroken to hear about Joan.She was such a great and kind lady.If you needed help she was always there.She will be missed but never ever forgotten.I Loved her alot and so did my kids when they were younger.RIP Joan”
- Melissa Eberly
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:52 PM
“My heart goes out to the family of Joan she was the sweetest lady. She had a heart of gold .She would alwsys be walking her dog Larry around or you see her in the stores she would always stop and say hi give u a hug. She is flying high with larry her dog now. R.I.P. JOANπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠπŸ•Š”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:52 PM
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 1:52 PM
“Joan was my neighbor for years and loved spending time with her. She will be missed. Prayers to her family. πŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸ™”
- Diane Thomas
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