JoAnne Melsha

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JoAnne Melsha, 84, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 16, at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids.

JoAnne was born on Aug. 18, 1933, the daughter of Paul and Julia Jerabeck. She graduated from UNI and became a school teacher. She married Robert Melsha on Dec. 25, 1955; to this union three boys were born. She enjoyed wintering in Florida, and spending time at the summer home in Guttenberg. JoAnne moved to Phoenix three years ago. 

Left to cherish JoAnne’s memory are son, Steven Melsha, grandson, Hunter Melsha, and granddaughter, Lexi Melsha.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her husband and sons, Robert Jr. and Daniel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Discovery Village in JoAnne’s honor.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.

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