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Joann H. Howlett, 82 of Sterling died Tuesday July 9, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home.

Joann was born on February 8, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Dirks) Dettman. She married Donald Wayne Howlett on November 12, 1954. He died January 10, 2011. Joann was employed at the Sterling Farm and Fleet for 11 year as a department manager. She was a volunteer for the CGH Foundation and had enjoyed traveling and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include four daughters: Luana (Denny) Rude of Sterling, Michelle (Joe) Wilhelmi of Dixon, Melissa (Ray) Woessner of Milledgeville and Marsha (Sean) Bowers of North Aurora, IL; two sons: Michael (Tammy) Howlett of Walnut and Marv (Debbie) Howlett of Milledgeville; her sister in law MaryAnn Dettman of Sterling and her brother in law Harold Adams of Dixon; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceded by parents; her brothers: Clarence, Elmer and Walt Dettman; and her sisters: Dorothy Adams and Bernice Itken.

Graveside services will be Friday July 12, 2019 at 10 AM at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling with Pastor Carol Soderholm officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials to Rock River Hospice and Home.