Joan Harkin
1941 - 2021
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Joan Harkin

Cumming - Joan Harkin, 79, of Cumming, IA, died April 3, 2021 from a stroke. Joan was born in Des Moines on June 5th, 1941, to John and Margaret Weil. She had one sister, Marlene (Weil) Kean.

Joan was married to Martin Harkin for 50 years and together they raised two sons, Michael & David.

Joan worked at Principal as an underwriter before taking on the role of a full-time mom. Later in her life, she was the caregiver to her aging parents for many years. Joan was a devoted Catholic and made many friends via the church.

She is survived by her sons Michael and David (Jenifer), and her granddaughters Emily and Elizabeth. David's girls are who she was most proud of.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret, and her husband, Martin.

She will be missed!

Public viewing will be held on Thursday April 8 from 1 to 7pm at O'Leary Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday April 9 at 9:30 AM at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with burial immediately following at St. John's Cemetery.

Her family acknowledges and appreciates everyone's love, support and prayers during this time. However, they request that no money, gifts or flowers be sent for the visitation and service of their mother. The family asks that you honor their mother by showing an act of kindness to someone in need of a helping hand or a friendly visit.

For her complete life-story, and to send on-line condolences visit www.olearyfunerals.com.






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Published in the Des Moines Register from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2021.
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April 15, 2021
Dave , We are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

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April 15, 2021
Dave , We are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

nick and rose adams
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April 8, 2021
Thanks Dave, for updates on your Dad and to give support to you and your Mom when we lost your Dad. Jeff Dembenski kept me up to date on you Mike. They are together again.
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