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Joanne Opal Kiester

February 19, 2019

Joanne Opal Kiester

January 9, 1931-February 19, 2019


          South Bend-Joanne Opal Kiester, 88, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Elkhart.

           Joanne was born on January 9, 1931 to Claude and Opal (Driscoll) Lunsford In 1950 she married Kenneth Kiester. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenneth. Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Engle; son, Ken (Cathy) Kiester II; grandson, Dustin Engle; four step grandchildren, Paul Andrade, Brian Kiester, Eric Deluna and Nicole Tejeda; brother, Claude Lunsford.

          Joanne graduated from Riley High School and attended Olivete Nazarene University. She was very talented with her voice and words, she was a Motivational speaker and singer. Joanne sang for Studebaker Choir and Christian Women’s Club. She was former chairman of Fort Wayne Christian Business and Professional Women’s Council.

          Her art work was phenomenal, often drawing portraits of people and animals. She loved animals.

          Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 21 at 4 p.m., with visitation two hours prior, at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka.

             In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to RiverBend Cancer Services, 3516 E. Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46615.

          To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.


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