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Obituary for Joan M. Michel (Waldrop)

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