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JoAnn Andel

February 8, 1939 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

JoAnn Andel passed peacefully at home November 21, 2021, at the age of 82.  Mrs. Andel was born, JoAnn Strelec, in the Whitehall Community outside Ganado, Texas, on February 8, 1939, to Virginia Hessong Strelec and Joe Strelec.  She has a younger sister, Dorothy.

Joann Strelec married Anton V. Andel "Tony" of Ganado, Texas, in the Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church on October 8, 1955.  She and her husband were farmers, she was the bookkeeper, and they had four children.  Throughout her life she was an active church member and her faith shined through her family.

Mrs. Andel will be remembered as a thoughtful and loving person by family and friends and by everyone she touched throughout her life.  She was a lifelong homemaker who loved cooking, baking, gardening, and raising her children. 

Mrs. Andel was a member of the Catholic Daughter's Court #1381, the KJZT Society #43, the Altar Society and a branch officer for the Catholic Life Insurance #97 for 17 years.  She was an active member for RVOS, served as Vice-President, and was a 4H Leader.

She is preceded in death by her husband Tony Andel, daughter Mary Andel, son in law's Ted F. Wackar, Allan R. Lochhead, and close friend Jerome Hlavaty.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Rickaway, of Edna, daughters Karen Knebel, and her husband Jerome and their family, Carol Lochhead, also her son Michael A. Andel and his wife Barbara and their family all from Ganado.  Mrs. Andel will be remembered as "Little Grandma" to her grandchildren, Tony Knebel and wife Rachel, Krystle Knebel, Brandon Andel and wife Malina, Brian Andel and wife Katie, Chelsea Knebel, and Brooke Mooney and husband TJ.  She was blessed to love twelve great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

There will be a Visitation on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with Rosary being recited at 6:00 pm at Ganado Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will begin with a visitation from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with Eulogy being read at 12:45 pm. Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 pm at Assumption Catholic Church with Father Greg Korenek officiating, interment will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery. 

Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Ganado Funeral Home, 800 S. Third St. Ganado, TX 77962, 361-771-2120.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ganado Funeral Home
800 S 3rd St
Ganado, TX 77962

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
November 26, 2021

6:00 PM
Ganado Funeral Home
800 S 3rd St
Ganado, TX 77962

Funeral Mass
Saturday
November 27, 2021

1:00 PM
Assumption Catholic Church (Ganado)

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