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Joan Finkhousen

September 27, 1938 — February 22, 2022

Van Wert

Joan Edna (Snyder) Finkhousen, 83, of Van Wert, Ohio passed away at 6:28 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2022 under the watchful care of the Van Wert Manor Assisted Living.

Joan was born September 27, 1938 to W. Cloyce and Edna Snyder of Convoy, Ohio. Joan married Donald E. Finkhousen (deceased), on April 19, 1958. Joan was the mother of six children: David (Aimee) Finkhousen, Johns Creek, Georgia; Lisa (Jeff) Eickholt, Easley South Carolina; Dan (Carrie) Finkhousen, Manassas, Virginia; Elaine (Larry) Myers, Convoy, Ohio; Leslie (Mark) Mann, New Haven, Indiana; and Doug (Dyan) Finkhousen, Clarksville, Georgia. Also surviving are her sister, Donna Windmiller; brother, Bill Snyder, both of Florida; as well as 12 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by sisters: Marilyn Scheiber, Joyce Stover, Margaret Ann (Marge) Elston, and brother, Dan Snyder.

Don and Joan owned and operated Finkhousen Plumbing and Heating for many years, and Joan later
retired from Van Wert County Department of Jobs and Family Services. Joan enjoyed time away on
Coldwater Lake, Michigan, was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, and also stood ready to host or attend a good bridge party. A Yahtzee enthusiast, with her sharp mind and wit to the very end, Joan was a fierce competitor, playing Words with Friends with her children.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Father Chris Bohnsack, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, 10968 Woodland Ave. Van Wert, OH 45891.

Family and friends will be received two hours prior to the service on Saturday, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joan`s memory may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children at www.loveshriners.org.

To share in Joan's online memorial, please visit www.alsoachgearhart@gmail.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Funeral

Saturday, February 26, 2022

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Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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