Joan M. Bohnke 87, of Decatur, passed away Saturday July 13, 2019 at Adams Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 26, 1931 to the late Herman and Mildred (Dill) VonGunten in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On July 15, 1951 she married Dr. Harold W. Bohnke. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2004.
Joan was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur, PSI IOTA XI Sorority, and volunteered for many years at North Adams Community Schools. She also worked at her husband’s practice for many years.
She is survived by one son Eric (Debby) Bohnke of Fort Wayne, IN.; two daughters Julie (Andrew) Brenner of Scottsdale, AZ., Holly (Phillip) Degitz of Decatur, five grandchildren Dane Bohnke of Fort Wayne, Chelsea (Josh) Taylor of Decatur, Seth (Ashlie) Garner of Colorado Springs, Co., Ean and Rendi Degitz both of Decatur, six great grandchildren Bryson, Aiden, Colton, and Jessalyn Garner and Natalie and Rylie Taylor.
Joan was preceded in death by a granddaughter Brittany Bohnke in 2018 and one brother Dale VonGunten.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday July 16, 2019 at Haggard Sefton Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or Zion United Church of Christ.