Joan "Joani" Goldammer

Joan "Joani" Goldammer


January 1, 1937 - December 31, 2021


Joan “Joani” Goldammer, 84, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, one day before her 85th birthday, at her home in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, January 7, 2022, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Thursday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service.

Joan Darlene (DeJong) Goldammer (pronounced Joann) was born to Ralph and Grace (Wynia) DeJong on January 1st, 1937, in Bay City, OR. The family moved back to SD in 1938 to a farm in Academy. She was the only daughter of 5 children. She attended Lake George County School, and graduated from Platte High School. She earned her Registered Nursing degree from Presentation School of Nursing in Mitchell. She worked at St. Joseph, Methodist, and Queen of Peace Hospitals, (many of those years in the ICU) and Delaney Clinic, retiring in 2013.

On November 10th, 1957, she was united in marriage to Wayne Goldammer at First Lutheran Church, where they remained members. To this union, 2 children were born.

The family enjoyed many camping trips and time on Lake Mitchell water skiing. Wayne and Joani enjoyed camping and had a membership to Hart Ranch in Rapid City. Their longest adventure took them and their RV to Alaska.

Joani enjoyed camping, going to rummage sales, the occasional trip to the Casinos, watching baseball, football, and basketball. She attended many DWU basketball games. She also enjoyed going to car races.

She was very proud of her five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She helped celebrate the baptism of the youngest the Sunday before her passing. She attended many dance recitals and hockey games, sometimes traveling quite far. They always enjoyed a road trip.

Joani is survived by her two children: Debra (Steve) Rice of Mitchell; Mark (Renee) Goldammer of Huron, SD; five grandchildren: Jason (Molly) Goldammer and Chantel (Ryan) Halperin all of Huron; Mollie (Alex)  Loes of Mitchell; Anna Rice of Layton, UT; and Jacob (ReeAnn) Rice of Glendale, AZ; five great-grandchildren: Cashton Goldammer, Axton and Skylar Halperin all of Huron; Thea and Henry Loes of  Mitchell; two brothers: Don (Dee) DeJong of Craig, CO, and Lawrence (special friend Jane Weineke) DeJong of Yankton, SD; four brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne in 2020; parents; parents-in-law; two brothers: Harold & Jerroll DeJong both of Alaska; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Avera Hospice.


Thursday, January 6, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, January 7, 2022
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Delores and Nick VanBelkum on January 8, 2022
I am cousin Delores DeJong VanBelkum from MI and remember when my parents Govert and Gertrude DeJong took our family back to Platte to visit many summers it was fun to visit Uncle Ralph & Aunt Grace because cousin Joann and I were the same age and what fun it was to get together at the big family farm with tons of DeJong cousins. We remember Aunt Grace being a SS teacher and appreciate that faith in the Lord is part of our heritage in the DeJong family. Brother Lawrence also connected with our family in GR when he was in the service. Thinking of your family with sympathy.
Posted by Davy Uecker on January 7, 2022
My sympathy to the family. I remember working with Joani at Avera Queen Peace Hospital. She was a great nurse!
Posted by Nancy Clouser on January 7, 2022
Mark, Renee and family - Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will be keeping you in my prayers.
Posted by Clarice Konold on January 6, 2022
My sympathy to the family. I remember working with Joan as the ICU nurse at Methodist.
Posted by Lisa Lucibella Pibal on January 5, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss, Deb. I didn't know your mom personally, but losing a mom leaves a big hole. You have my deepest sympathy.
Posted by Lila & Marty Eilts on January 5, 2022
Our condolences on the passing of Joani. A beautiful soul fine too soon!
Posted by Larry and Pam Goldammer on January 5, 2022
A wonderful aunt she was, indeed! Always a smile on her face that will be missed as much as she will.
Posted by Peggy Kowall on January 5, 2022
My thoughts and prayers go out to Joani's family. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years. I will miss seeing her in her yard or passing by my house during her walks.
Posted by Sandi Young on January 5, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
Posted by Cindy Graham on January 4, 2022
I worked with Joani for many years. She was an awesome co-worker. Many great laughs at work with her! She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Carol Wesseling on January 4, 2022
A wonderful person was a Great nurse .
Posted by Clarice Wynia Cady on January 4, 2022
Always Kind - Always Gracious. A favorite Cousin.
Posted by Julie Bell on January 4, 2022
I got to know Joan through Deb and what a super Great lady! I drove by her home every day and she was always busy keeping her yard immaculate or playing with her adorable puppy. She always was so cheerful. Sending many prayers of comfort to her family.
Posted by Bonnie Weber on January 4, 2022
Was a good person and will miss her
Bless her soul and family’s
Posted by David and Karen Goldammer on January 3, 2022
A super aunt, a superer person, and a blessing to have known. Always giving and thinking of others.
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