Joan graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics, specializing in textiles and clothing. She was married to Jerry Fielding on July 31st, 1955. Joan primarily spent her time raising her family. After college Joan and Jerry moved to various parts of the country for Jerry’s pilot training in the Air Force. She always found a job at the several bases where they were stationed. Next they settled in the Indianapolis area where Joan was a buyer for LS Ayres department store. In 1966 they moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois and Joan started teaching 3rd grade and was an elementary school reading specialist.
Joan was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, Service League and spent many years teaching Sunday school at the Methodist Church. She also enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family, golfing, playing bridge and getting together with their many wonderful friends. She was an avid sports fan and loved keeping up-to-date on the activities of her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her children, Vicki (Mike) Flanagan, Jerry Fielding and Jane (Paul) Borgstrom, her grandchildren, Ashling (Tom) Kraft, Nevada (Julia) Fielding, Blythe (Jordan) Martin, Christmas Fielding, Reese Borgstrom and Kyler Borgstrom and her great-grandchildren, Aspen Fielding, Atlas Fie4 lding, Halle Martin and Reagan Kraft.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Esther Crawford, her husband, Jerry Fielding and her brothers, James and William Crawford.
Funeral arrangements will be held at First Church (United Methodist) in Crystal Lake. Visitation starting at 9:30am with service to follow at 11:00am, on December 27th, 2023.