Mrs. Ratermann worked as a medical biller at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL, before her retirement. She belonged to the Swansea Improvement Auxiliary. Joan was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, and was a choir member at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, James B. Ratermann, whom she married on July 17, 1957, in Breese, IL, and who died on August 7, 1998; three sons, Jan, Jeffrey, and Jay Ratermann; her parents, August and Adele, nee Schroer, Elling; a brother, Adolph Elling; two sisters, Annette Eversgerd and Alice Eversgerd; and two grandsons, Joseph Judy and Justin Ratermann.
Surviving are two sons, Jace (Debbie) Ratermann, and Joel Ratermann (Vicki);
a daughter, Jody Judy;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.