Joan Michel

Joan M. Michel (Waldrop)

Monday, April 17th, 1933 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Joan M. Michel, 86, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Gerald and Elsie Waldrop. Joan worked as a secretary with B.F. Goodrich Tire plant for many years and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Joan is survived by her children, Cheryl (Bob) Chojnacki of East Dundee, IL; Linda (Tom) Niccum of New Haven, IN; Jeff (Michele) Michel of Huntertown, IN, and Kathy Muzzillo of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Michel, and brother, Ronald Waldrop. A private family graveside service will be held at Concordia Cemetery Gardens of Fort Wayne. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Preferred memorials are to Heartland Hospice and Holy Cross Lutheran Church. To sign the online guestbook, go to
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    Concordia Cemetery Gardens
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    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Dorothy L Sauter

Posted at 06:35am
I met Joan at Group Insurance Services, we formed a friendship at work and eventually gathered together a set of people and started a monthly euchre club. It was my pleasure to get to know Joan and become her friend. She will be missed

All of my sympathy to you, her family Dorothy Sauter

Kay Lynn Isca

Posted at 09:54am
Joan, and Rich, were always great friends to my parents Marcy and Glenn. I know my parents really treasured their lifelong friendship, that included a myriad of great memories over the course of many years. Sincere condolences to the family on behalf of the Kannings. Kay Lynn Isca

Dennis and Nancy Noak

Posted at 06:40am
We so enjoyed golfing with Jo. She and Rich were a big part of our golf group. Our hearts go out to you all. These things are never easy and our prayers are with you. Dennis and Nancy Noak

Ken Muzzillo Posted at 01:53pm

Joan will be missed greatly by her family. She was a wondeful mother who cared deeply about her children and her grand children meant the world to her. I remember Christmas at her house was wonderful she always had every thing decorated so beautiful and it meant so much to everyone. My condolences to the family she was a wonderful lady will miss her.

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