Joanne A. “Tootsie” Mast, 89 of South Sioux City passed away Thursday, February 2, 2023. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 9, 2023 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in South Sioux City. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with vigil at 7:00 P.M. at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery.
Joanne was born the daughter of John and Cecelia (Sullivan) Cahill on November 25, 1933 in South Sioux City, Nebraska. She graduated from Heelan High School. Joanne married Harlan “Smokey” W. Mast on May 19, 1952 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City. To this union 9 children were born. The couple later divorced.
She worked for Goodwill and James Drug Store.
Tootsie enjoyed gardening, winning with the family A & B Team in card games, and cheering for Notre Dame and Husker football. She will be remembered as the queen of rummage sales and faithful supporter of graham crackers, peanut butter, and Folgers coffee.
She was a lifetime member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. She volunteered for many years at Friday night fish fries, bingo, and funeral luncheons. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Michael’s Altar Society.
Survivors include her children, Kim (Kathy) Mast of South Sioux City, NE, Kelle (Larry) Farley of South Sioux City, NE, Karen Sibert of South Sioux City, NE, Kevin (Diane) Mast of Austin, TX, Kenny Mast of South Sioux City, NE, Keith Mast & Larry Schou of San Antonio, TX, Tim Mast of South Sioux City, NE, and Michael (Amy) Mast of South Sioux City, NE; brother, Tim Cahill of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren, Aaron, Matthew, Kayla, Kory, Kristine, Nolan, Nathan, Kaley, Stephanie, David, Kane, Brock and Madelynn; great-grandchildren, Monica, Tatum, Townes, Alaina, Alec, Jamison, Izabel, Hazel, Silas, Quinn, and Sloane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joseph Mast; grandson, David Farley; sisters, Jean Dowling, Betty Martineck, Peg McGehee, Pat Giese, and Jackie Hartnett; and son-in-law, Timothy Sibert.