Joanne “Joanie” Blaser, age 90, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away August 12, 2023 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice Home, Bettendorf. She was born in Little Chute, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Frederick and Helen (Van Dyke) LeRoy. She graduated from Alleman High School and attended Black Hawk College in midlife to learn accounting and Spanish. She lived in Rock Island and Moline for many years, and most recently Bettendorf. Joanie worked as a secretary, bookkeeper, property manager, and credit union teller before retiring.
She enjoyed golf, reading, playing bridge, cookouts, and a nice cold beer on a hot day. She was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan. Joanie loved Florida and lived there for significant portions of her life at various times in Tampa, Satellite Beach, Orlando, and most recently Ft Myers. Joanie was fortunate to have traveled to several countries including Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Spain, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Ms. Blaser leaves her loving memory to be cherished by her sister Peggy (Esther) Morrissey; several stepsons/stepdaughters and their children and grandchildren; several nephews and nieces and their families; and a few very close friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene “Gene” Blaser, and Alan Beaudry; her sister Doloris Curtis; brother, Frederick “Junior” LeRoy; stepdaughter Beverly Huschle; and several nephews and nieces.
Per her wishes, no services will be held. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery. Memorials in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.