Joan Bickert Hall
1929 - 2020
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KNOXVILLE - Joan Bickert Hall, 91, Knoxville, died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at her home.

Joan was born May 17, 1929, in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of Frank A. and Vivian Grace (Johnson) Petersen. She married Robert James Hall on Oct. 24, 1948, in Morrison. After 58 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on June 17, 2007.

Joan is survived by her five daughters, Bobbie Jo Hall of Wonder Lake, Bicky Pickrel of Knoxville, Janice "JC" Caslin of Lake City, Florida, Tammie Hall of Live Oak, Florida, and Toni Sprenger of Greely, Colorado; her sister, Sally (Jim) Beswick of Flower Mound, Texas; four granddaughters; four grandsons; two great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and one great-grandson on the way.

Joan worked for over 20 years as the secretary for Graham/Dredge Insurance, later known as Dredge Insurance. She graduated from Morrison High School and attended the University of Illinois Galesburg Campus. Joan participated on bowling leagues in her younger years. She enjoyed knitting, playing cards and bingo. One of her favorite pastimes was watching "Wheel of Fortune."

Joan's wishes were to be cremated. A private interment of her and her husband, Bob, will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport, IA 52806. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in The Register-Mail on Jun. 26, 2020.
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June 29, 2020
I am so blessed to have you as my Mommy. I see more and more of you in me as I grow older and I am thankful for everything you did for me. I love you with all my heart...Rest in peace.
Toni Sprenger
June 27, 2020
Jc & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I rememer your mom being a wonderful lady.
Prayers & blessings for you all.
Karalee Gross
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