Joan L. Heck, 83 of Mondovi, died on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi with her family by her side.She was born on November 15, 1930 to Wilfred and Esther (Heath) Burlingane. She attended Normal School in Alma, WI and received her teaching degree. Joan taught at German Valley School. She married Leroy Heck on February 22, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Strum, WI. After marriage, they farmed together their entire lives. She really enjoyed driving tractor.Joan took pride in being a homemaker for her family. She was a member at Zion Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school, confirmation and was part of the Dorcas Bible Study group for many years. She volunteered at the American Lutheran Home. Joan enjoyed crocheting baptism gowns, hats for the thrift store, blankets and crosses. Her crosses were given to many people over her life time, this includes the Apple crisis pregnancy and servant events in Costa Rica and Bolivia.Joan is survived by her husband, Leroy of Mondovi, six children, Margaret (Donald) Ronnei of Mondovi, Ione (Charles) Stumpner of Eau Claire, Elizabeth (Tom) Leasum of Mondovi, John (Lisa) Heck of Mondovi, Lorn (Julie) Heck of Mondovi and Emil (Anne) Heck of Eau Claire, 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, two sisters, Iris Baudendistel of Mondovi and Sara Sessions of Eau Claire, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Esther, two brothers, Archie and Larry.Cashman-Hill Funeral Home, River Falls is assisting the family.