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“To Joan's family and loved ones: I have wonderful memories of Joan from my days as a camper/staff member at Logan and when I was in Youtheatre. She...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Claire Wyneken - St. Louis, MO

“Jan,I know how difficult this must be for you, and you have my heartful sympathies. Too many tears this past year, but there will be smiles again. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Debrah Huffman

“Jan + Family:I will always miss seeing Ron and Joan at church on Sunday mornings. They left a mark on many lives, and I am blessed to be one of them....Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: David Gumbert - Indianapolis, IN

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4 of 20 | Posted by: David Gumbert - Indianapolis, IN

“It's with a heavy heart that I will not be attending my sister's funeral due to an illness. Joan was a special person, highly intelligent, an avid...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Marlis Ortel - Indianapolis, IN

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Your parents were very special people who shared so much of themselves with others spreading Christ's Love. I was blessed...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Patti Massucci - Ft. Wayne, IN

“I remember fondly when we joined Ron and Joan on a trip to London and Paris ... and times they visited us at our cottage in Onekama, Michigan. Joan...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“I wish to give my sympathies to the family. Loved being around yourparents.DDD ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Wanda Carper - Auburn, TN

“To the families of Joan we send our sincere condolences to all of you.I met Joan though the Gadabouts travel club. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Goeglein - Woodburn, IN

“Have many fond memories of our time together on Stratford trips and church functions. Sorry, we are out of town and will miss Joan's service. Mary...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Cree - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jan and Darice, Sending my sympathy to you for the passing of your mother. God's peace and blessings to you and your family. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Angela Green (Casso) - Fort Wayne, IN

“We send our sympathy and prayers to you, Joan's family. She is admired and will be missed by many people. Sincerely, Ken and Mary Scrogham ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Ken and Mary Scrogham - IN

“Joan has now gone home to her Lord. Your mother and father were some of our lifetime friends. Whenever the occasion was there we would spend special...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Bill&LaDonna Koch

“To the family of our beloved friend Joan. Although we cannot be with you to celebrate the life of a Christian sister with whom we have lifetime...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathies to you - Leslie and Jan - on the passing of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Michele Bollman - fort wayne, IN

“God bless. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Winnie Xiong - Nashville, TN

“Dear Darice and family, i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know she had a zest for life and will continue that zest when she...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: SANDI GRATZ-BUBB - ft wayne, IN

“God bless ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Mrs. Darice Kabisch and The Venderly Family:Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother.God's blessing to the Venderly Family...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: WILLIAM C. AND DONNA J. PHILLIPS - IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Bussick - Fort Wayne, IN


Joan M. Venderly, 89, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017, in Fort Wayne. Born in Cloquet, MN, Joan graduated from the Lutheran School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse with Lutheran Hospital. As an active community volunteer, she dedicated much time and talent to organizations such as the Fort Wayne Youtheatre and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Indiana. Joan was also a world traveler throughout her life. With her husband Ron, she established a nursing scholarship in her name for students at the University of Saint Francis and the Ron and Joan Venderly Sports Center at Ball State University. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her daughters, Darice (Robert) Kabisch of Huntertown, IN, Leslie Hormann, and Jeanette Venderly, both of Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren, Stefanie (Sam) Ray and Diettrich Hormann; 1 great-grandchildren, Emma Ray; brother Philip (Dee) Krug of Denver, CO, and sister Marlis (Donald) Ortel of Indianapolis, IN. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Venderly; parents, Werner and Elfrieda (Lueck) Krug; and sister, Marjory Lembke. Service is 11:00 am, Saturday, February 11, 2017, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also Friday, February 10, 2017, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the University of Saint Francis School of Nursing or the Girl Scouts of America. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com