Joann Heisten

August 10, 1942 - January 24, 2019

Joann Heisten, 76, of St. Charles, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.  She was born August 10, 1942, in Geneva the daughter of Leonard and Marie (Deutsch) Heisten.

Joann was the glue who held her large family of six girls together.  She had tenacity and a great personality.  At the age of 11 she was diagnosed with polio.  Joann never allowed polio to identify her.  She ran her life completely independent, putting the ability in disability. She had a long and successful career as a legal secretary in St. Charles. 

She is survived by her five sisters, Kathleen Enzenbacher, Barbara Heisten, Leonore Ford, Mary (Richard) Matzke, Deborah (Ned) Koester; and many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 28, 2019 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home 100 South Third Street St. Charles, IL.

Funeral services will begin with prayer 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from Moss-Norris Funeral Home before proceeding to St. Patrick Parish 400 Cedar Street St. Charles to celebrate Mass at 10:30 A.M.  Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva, IL.  

Memorial contributions may be directed to  Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development  2900 North Rocky Point Drive Tampa, Florida 33607 or Alzheimer’s Association at

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes, St. Charles, IL 630-584-2000 or

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  • RH To the family. Our condolence. Pray constantly. God hears your prayers and sees your tears. 1st Thessalonians 5:17; 2nd Kings 20:5
  • Nanette Stephens Joanne will be greatly missed. I worked with Joanne at B &B and she was a joy to work with and she had some much knowledge. She always made me these great little treats for my birthday that she made for Cinco De Mayo. I will miss them and will miss Joanne. Rest in peace and my prayers and thoughts to her family. Nanette B Stephens
  • Sally Swanson Joann was a sweet, kind, gentle & loving gal to everyone. She truly was a living Saint here on earth!