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JoAnn Nitsch

May 8, 2017

Delia—JoAnn Nitsch, 79, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at a Topeka Hospital.

She was born June 2, 1937 at Beloit, the daughter of Gail and Delila Colby Hyman.  She grew up in the Beloit community and lived there many years before moving to Topeka and then Delia in 1972.

JoAnn was the bookkeeper for Nitsch Trash Service for many years.  She also had been a cook at the Rossville Senior Center.  JoAnn was a member of the Delia Presbyterian Church and the Delia Pride Committee.

On January 29, 1971 she was united in marriage to John I. Nitsch at Lincoln, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2002.  She was also preceded in death by her siblings Bob, Ronnie, Gail and Dale Hyman; a daughter, Kim Creipe, on September 3, 2011; a son, Joe Caraway, January 6, 2014 and a grand-daughter, Kayla Caraway.

Survivors include four sons, Jim, Rick and Tom Caraway and John E. “Dink” Nitsch; five brothers, Darrel “Heavy” Hyman, Edwin “Whitey” Hyman, Morris Hyman, Wayne Hyman and Raymond Hyman; a sister, Mary Mallory; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Inurnment will be in the Delia Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Pride Committee and sent in care of the funeral home

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17 thoughts on “JoAnn Nitsch

  1. Dink and Tracy and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Will really miss seeing her around. She was a special lady.

  2. We were so sorry to hear of JoAnn’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing her bubbly smile at the sporting events. She will be missed by so many people. May you find comfort in God.

  3. Dink, Tracy, and family,
    So very saddened for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. It will be strange not seeing her at sporting events.

  4. To JoAnn Nitsch family,
    JoAnn was the best Cinnamon roll baker in the world. She was a friend to all and such a wonderful cook. She will be greatly missed. May God comfort you all at this time.

  5. Dink, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We both have a lot of memories dating back to the racing days many years ago. Joann was a very special lady. I’m glad I ran into her about 3 weeks ago and got to visit a short time. Keeping you and all the family in our thoughts and prayers. Joann will be missed by all.

    Joe and Coleen Simecka

  6. My prayers go out to all the family. I have always had the deepest respect for you JoAnn and you will always be in my heart. Sometimes things in our lives go terrible wrong, but life is never perfect. But when you get the chance to be a part of someones life even if only for a short time and they touch your heart the way you did mine. Rest in Peace lovely lady you will be missed

  7. Dink,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet woman and I know she was a wonderful part of your family. Prayers for your family.

  8. Sorry for your loss such a hard time for anyone, feel blessed you got so many memories to help you through this experience.

  9. So very sorry for you loss. Praying for you during this difficult time. May God provide you comfort.

  10. Dink, Tracy and family, i am so sorry to hear of Joann’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!

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