JoAnn was born in Cedar Rapids, IA. On May 24, 1954, she married Richard Hekl. In 1959, they moved to Omaha, NE. She was the office manager at their family-owned business, Trade Ruling and Binding Co., for 33 years. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church for 53 years. She loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Marguerite Bradley; brother, John. She is survived by her husband, Richard; 4 children, Lori (Doug) Pietramale; Richard Hekl, Jr.; Bob (Caroline) Hekl; Kathleen Hekl; brothers, Donald Bradley, Jr and Dennis Bradley; 6 grandchildren, Jason, John, Jessica, Michael, Meghan, and Annie; 1 great grandson, Joseph.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 29. 2015 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 5529 Leavenworth Street in Omaha, followed by burial at Bohemian Cemetery, 5201 Center Street.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Friday, August 28, 2015 at John A. Gentleman Mortuary, 1010 N 72nd Street.