Joan R. Dean
October 21, 1935 –February 10, 2020
Mishawaka- Joan R. Dean, 84 of Mishawka passed away peacefully at 2:10 a.m. on February 10, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irma and Alphonse Van De Voorde; her husband, Francis Dean; daughter, Susan and her son, Joseph Dean; her brothers, Maurice, Jerome and Albert Van De Voorde.
Joan graduated high school from St. Joseph Academy in 1953 and she married Francis Dean, November 28, 1953.
She was a wonderful loving mother to John Dean of Buffalo, IL, Cheryl (Gary) Hathcoat of Mount Washington, KY, Kim, Jim and Jeff Dean all of Mishawaka, Mary (Dan) Juckett of Mishawaka, Judy (Cory) Stewart of Mishawaka. Joan had 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Katie, Erin, Adam, Sara, Rachael, Matthew, Kendall, Lexi and Joshua. She also had 15 great grandchildren, Emma, Margaret, Ella (deceased), Milo, Ezra, Paisley, Reese, Jasper, Navy, Neely, Brynleigh, Crosby, Beau, Calvin and Bentley.
Joan was an avid lover of sports especially, Notre Dame Men’s Basketball. She helped start the girls’ softball leagues at Southwest Little League. She coached softball at St. Bavo’s for many years. Joan was also very active in Special Olympics.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at St. Bavo Catholic Church, Mishawaka at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bavo’s Church.
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