Joan M. Doubek


Joan Doubek, age 91, of Foley, passed away Jan. 21, 2024, at Monarch Assisted Living in Foley. A Memorial Mass was Jan. 25 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. The Rev. Michael Wolfbauer officiated and burial took place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation was at the church Thursday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.

Joan Marie Doubek was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Holton, Maine, to Clayton and Charlotte (Markey) Curtis.  She married Ed Doubek June 25, 1955, in Winthrop, Maine. The couple moved to Foley in 1957. Joan worked as a secretary for Bob Carrier and later worked in accounting for the Benton County Human Service Department from 1963 to 1992.  Joan fully enjoyed her 32 years of retirement. She could often be seen having coffee with her many friends at Jax Restaurant, Coborn’s, McDonald’s and the Other Bar. She moved to Monarch Assisted Living in 2018. She liked spending time with her grandchildren, reading and traveling. The family would like to thank Monarch Assisted Living and Moments Hospice for all their care and compassion.   

She is survived by her daughters: Teresa ‘Terri’ (Dennis) Stroeing of Sartell and Mary Linn of Foley, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and sister Barbara (Russ) Russell of Augusta, Maine. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ed, grandson Justin and son-in-law Bruce Linn.