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Alice "Joann" McKernan

May 24, 1938 — October 24, 2022

Alice “Joann” McKernan, 84, of South Sioux City and formerly of Concord, Nebraska, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2022 at a local care facility surrounded by loved ones. Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be directed to


Joann was born on May 24, 1938 in Milford, Nebraska, to Ben and Lois (Shearer) Hansjosten. On April 27, 1954 she married James L. McKernan in South Sioux City. The two were proudly married for nearly 68 years until James passed in February of this year. The couple made their home in Concord, Nebraska, for many years before returning to South Sioux City a few years ago. Together the pair enjoyed traveling and camping, as well as spending their winters in Texas.


Joann loved cheering her grandchildren on at their sporting events, and attended anytime that she could. She also enjoyed watching the Nebraska Huskers play. In her free time, she enjoyed attending bluegrass concerts and singing in various choirs.


She also loved reading, birding watching, crocheting, quilting, and baking.



Left to cherish her memory include her daughter: Terri (Terry) Hexamer of Alton, IA, and their children: Rebecca, Steve (Samantha), Brenda, Shawn, Ethan, and Joey; daughter: Jodi (Chris) Imafidon of Scottsdale, AZ, and their children: Alexander, Nicole, and Victoria; daughter: Lynda (Don) Ferris of South Sioux City, and their children: Michael, Jeremiah, Angela, James (Amanda) and Donald (Jenny); grandson: Joshua (Lael) McKernan; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters: Barbara Widick, Joyce Bauer, June Schelb and Benita Sample; sister-in-laws: Ellen Perdu, Elaine Moore, Pat Kampfe, Veronica Grijalba, and Sandy McKernan; brothers-in-law: Robert (Karen) McKernan, Dennis McKernan, and Kevin (Shelly) Arnold; and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, James McKernan; her parents; a son, James McKernan; a granddaughter, Catherine Simmons; a brother, Peter Hansjosten; a sister, Lois Reynolds; and a brother-in-law, Richard McKernan.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home

1431 W 29th St, South Sioux City, NE 68776

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