Joan J. (Maurer) Eiberger


MENDOTA - Joan J. (Maurer) Eiberger, 87, of Peru passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Mendota.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at St. Patrick’s Church in LaSalle with Rev. J.A. Small officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joanie was born Feb. 4, 1934 in LaSalle to Leo and Veronica (Jesiolowski) Trempalla. She married Richard Maurer and then married Eldon Eiberger.

Survivors include by one son, Mark (Karen) Maurer of Peru; one daughter, Sharon (Paul) Henry of Mendota; four grandchildren, Mark Maurer Jr., James (Kim) Maurer, Lisa (Craig) Znaniecki, and Erica Henry; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Leah Maurer and Carter and Raegan Znaniecki.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Eiberger; her parents; and one brother, Donald Trempalla.

Joanie graduated from St. Patrick’s School in LaSalle, St. Joseph’s Commercial School, and later in life earned an Associate’s degree from IVCC. She worked at Westclox, EUC, Holiday Inn, Sam’s Steakhouse, Illinois Secretary of State, and retired with the Federal Court of Appeals Social Security division at the tender age of 77. She had a lifetime of various personal accomplishments which included her love of singing. She performed at church services and various functions. Later, she became active in theatre where she performed in many productions. She was named by the NewsTribune “Woman of the Year” for her leadership role in the Annual Style Show put on by the Civic Women’s Club. She and her husband also made a yearly trip with baked goodies to the Great Lakes Naval Hospital. Her family was her source of happiness and pride.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue or the donor’s choice.

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