JoAnn Rothchild, 78 years of age, passed on Monday, January 30, 2023, at Broadstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Nebraska.

JoAnn was born May 22, 1944, in Nelson, Nebraska to the late Myrtle and George Stierwalt.  She was the youngest of seven children.  Three brothers, Danny, George (Bug) and Max Stierwalt preceded her in death.  JoAnn graduated from Ruskin High School, Ruskin, Nebraska in 1962 and Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska with a degree as a dietary technician in 1995.  She held various positions including bookkeeper at the Nora elevator, employee of John Pettigrew of Beatrice Bakery, line work at Mid-American Dairy and Dietary technician at Good Samaritan Centers in both Blue Hill and Superior, Nebraska.

JoAnn was a dedicated mother to three children, Michelle (Brad) Achtemeier of Beatrice, Bryan (Chris) Rothchild of Superior and Travis Rothchild (partner Jami Baloun) of Superior.  She was grandmother to eight dearly loved grandchildren.  She enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them, babysitting, going to movies, traveling to sporting activities and dance recitals.  She will be sorely missed by Trenton Rothchild (fiancé Katie Homan), Brady Achtemeier, Tage Rothchild (Shaelynn), Tate Rothchild (partner Bladen Morris), Noah Achtemeier, Taygun Rothchild, Olivia Achtemeier and Isaias Achtemeier.

She leaves behind brother Bill Stierwalt of Beatrice, Nebraska, sister and devoted friend Sue Renter of Valley, Nebraska, and sister and devoted friend Mary Wheeland of Nelson, Nebraska along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews who always made her smile.

An avid animal lover JoAnn had several dogs.  In recent years dachshund companion Sophie was most always by her side.  She was an artist at heart and spent many hours making porcelain dolls, sewing and quilting.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be given to Nuckolls County Fair Stomp Out Cancer Fund, Box 204, Nelson, NE 68961.  Price Funeral Home of Hebron is assisting the family with arrangements.