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Joan L. (Winters) Stemm

March 30, 1937 — January 6, 2024

Elkhart

Joan L. Stemm, 86 of Elkhart passed away on Saturday January 6, 2024 at Elkhart General Hospital. Joan was born on March 30, 1937 in Goshen, IN. to Harry and Anne Winters. She married Charles Stemm on May 15, 1954 in Ft. Wayne, IN.

Joan was the registrar of the Michiana/Hoosier Region Volleyball Association- a region of USA Volleyball, for over 30 years where she worked alongside her husband Chuck and their son Mitchell. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting special things for her family. She had a special love for pets, especially dogs. She truly loved spending time with her family and particularly her grandchildren.

Joan is survived by her husband of 69 years, Chuck Stemm; their children Julie McKenney of Zionsville, IN and Rod (Angie Ritchie) Stemm of Elkhart, IN; grandchildren Dr. Mikaela (Alex) Drake and Kasey McKenney; great-grandchildren Cameron and Marley Drake; Mitchell’s wife, daughter-in-law Louise Stemm of Elkhart, IN. Joan was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Anne Winters, son Mitchell Stemm and her brother Harry (Pat) Winters Jr.

Visitation will be from 11am -1 pm on Thursday January 11, 2024 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be at 1pm. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart, IN.

Memorials for Joan my be given to Cancer Resources of Elkhart County, 23971 US 33 East, Elkhart, IN 46517 at www.elkhartcancer.org Online condolences may be made to the Stemm family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

Donations:

Cancer Resources for Elkhart County
23971 US 33 East, Elkhart IN 46517
Web: http://www.elkhartcancer.org

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Elkhart, IN 46514

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