Joan B. Hieserich


Joan B. Hieserich

Joan B. Hieserich, age 79 of Elrosa, died after a long battle with cancer Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at CentraCare Nursing Home in Long Prairie.


A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. Rev. Mark Stang officiated with interment following in the parish cemetery.


Joan Bertha Borgerding was born May 17, 1934, in Freeport to Herman and Bernadina (Hoeschen) Borgerding. She graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1952. She had been employed at Nelson’s Bakery in Sauk Centre. On June 12, 1956, she married Marvin Hieserich at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. After their marriage the couple farmed near Elrosa. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Elrosa Senior Citizens.


Joan enjoyed puzzle books, gardening, canning and baking and visiting with family and friends. She was proud that she received her driver’s license at the age of 62.


Survivors include five children, Deb Searcy of Willmar, Steve (Linda) Hieserich, Mark (Mary Jo) Hieserich and David Hieserich, all of Elrosa and Jim (Annette) Hieserich of Paynesville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Alice (Ronnie) Sunderman of Long Prairie, Ralph (Arlis) Borgerding of Sauk Centre, Carol Kraemer of Alexandria, Roger (Carol) Borgerding of Sauk Centre, Arlene (Werner) Fuchs of Belgrade; brother-in-law, Jeff Barrett of Hudson, Wisconsin.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hieserich on Feb. 6, 1996; parents; sister, Diane Barrett; and brother-in-law, Jerry Kraemer.


Serving as casket bearers were Mark, Jim, David, Steve, Travis and Dustin Hieserich. Cross bearer was Jesse McBroom and scripture bearer, Deb Searcy.


Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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