OBITUARY

Joan M. Keintz Altekruse

August 19, 1931August 11, 2010

JOAN M. ALTEKRUSE, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late John and Esther Keintz. She retired as a teller from N&W Credit Union in the early 1990's. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and German Heritage Society. Surviving are her daughter, Susan (Kim) Spielman of Fort Wayne; sons, Steven Altekruse of Fort Wayne and John (Karen) Altekruse of Naperville, Ill.; grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Spielman, Tobe Buffenbarger and Annika and Ian Altekruse; sisters, Beverly Shaw and Sharon Harvey, both of Fort Wayne; and aunt Marylan Roemer of Fort Wayne. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Budd, in 1971; and stepfather, Rev. Norman Rieck. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 14, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, August 13, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Suzanne Swan

August 15, 2010

A candle for the newest angel, your sister and your aunt Joan. Forever may she shine in heaven with that unforgetable smile and personality.

Suzanne Swan

August 15, 2010

So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Sharon and the loss of your Aunt Lori. My heart goes out to both of you. Jim and I can remember playing cards and dominos with her. She always was so pleasant and had that fantastic smile. We miss getting together with your family during the holidays! Maybe you can get Lori and MIke to bring you down here for a visit sometime. You would just love it!!! Love you and Miss you both. Sue & Jim Swan

Linda Stark/Beaman

August 14, 2010

Joan and I spent many hours at Bethany woking for ALWC and folding newsletters when Avril was still secretary. We go way back. I am glad I knew her. My mother, Helen Kreischer, Helen's Heckley and Seiber, Mary Wickman and Joan were in Dorcas Circle together.
Sorry for your loss,

Janice Morgan

August 14, 2010

I still remember Joan teaching my daughter Mary tips on drawing and them sharing their artwork with the family. Little things like that mean a lot and show that she has touched so many lives with her tender personality. She will be missed by so many.

Mary Brainerd

August 13, 2010

Aunt Joan will surely have a great time up there with Grandma and Grandpa, won't she!? What a beautiful woman she was. Her spirit was so uplifting. She made this world a great place to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Love you all so much, the Brainerd family

Mary Brainerd

August 13, 2010

Aunt Joan surely will have a great time with Grandma and Grandpa up there, won't she? She was always such a beautiful woman. Our entire family was blessed with her fun spirit. She will be missed deeply and remembered fondly. Love to all of you Steve, John and Sue!! Love, the Brainerd family

d jasper

August 13, 2010

What a beautiful picture of your mom. She was such a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. Please let us know if there is anything we can do...we're here for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love, the Jasper family

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