JoAnn M. Fix, age 74, of Columbus, Nebraska died peacefully Monday, July 24, 2006 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Nebraska after a long illness not before having put up a very determined and courageous fight. Funeral Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Columbus with Reverend Joseph A. Miksch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday with a 4:00 p.m. Third Order Rosary and a 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation continues Saturday morning from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. also at the funeral home.
JoAnn M. Fix was born October 12, 1931 in Litchfield, Nebraska to Joseph and Laura (Kusek) Lassek. She grew up on a farm near Litchfield and rural Columbus, moving to Columbus at about age 14. JoAnn graduated from Kramer High School in 1949. She married Felix Fix, Jr. on November 23, 1950 at St. Anthony Church in Columbus. JoAnn began working at Loup Power District as a steno-clerk in 1950 and resigned in 1954 to raise her family. She worked part-time as a typist for Schweser's in Columbus and in the insurance claims department for Becher-Curry before returning to Loup Public Power District in 1963. JoAnn worked at Loup as an administrative secretary and in the accounting and payroll department for 31 years until retiring in 1994. She was a member of St. Isidore Church and the Secular Order of the Franciscans (Third Order). Mrs. Fix enjoyed home improvement and gardening, watching television and reading, and visiting with her friends and family.
She is survived by:
Son: Tom (Tobie) Fix of Redondo Beach, CA
Daughter: Sheri Sinclair of Columbus, NE
Aunt: Barbara J. Siemek of Columbus, NE
Many Cousins and their Families
Sister-in-law: Irma (Cyrus) Janicek of Columbus, NE
Niece: Carolyn Fehringer of Columbus, NE
Nephew: Richard (Nancy) Romanek of Wichita Falls, TX
Nephew: Tom (Deb) Romanek of Columbus, NE
Nephew: Ron (Brenda) Romanek of Wildomar, CA
Nephew: Mike (Debbie) Romanek of Lincoln, NE
She was preceded by:
Husband: Felix Fix, Jr.
Father: Joseph Lassek
Mother: Laura Lassek
Sister-in-law: Agnes Fix
Niece: Deborah Brunken
Ten Aunts and Uncles