Joan J. Christman, 88, of Mishawaka, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Joan was born October 19, 1931 in Bremen, to the late Herbert and Edith (Summy) Neher. She grew up in Bremen and was a graduate of Bremen High School.
Joan was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Fisher; her second husband, Max Christman; an infant daughter, Judith Fisher; a daughter, Diana Shrader; and a brother, Donald Neher.
Joan’s surviving family includes two sons, Brian (Stacy) Christman of Mishawaka and Jeff (Paula) Christman of Mishawaka; a brother, Allen (Vicki) Neher of Bremen; and a sister, Bonnie Bowen of Mishawaka; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
Joan lived most of her adult life in Mishawaka. She was a bartender in the area. Joan’s family was the center of her life. She was a people person and enjoyed reading and going to the casino.
Services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, September 17, at Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, 503 W. 3rd Street, Mishawaka, with Pastor Chris Rowe officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to United Youth Theatre, PO Box 1143, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
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United Youth Theatre
PO Box 1143, Notre Dame IN 46556