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Joan A. Diedrich

December 5, 1938 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Joan Diedrich Obituary

Joan Anette Diedrich (Mark) was born on December 5, 1938 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN. She passed away peacefully on March 30, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Hospital also in South Bend.

She was the only child of Edward and Dorothy Mark (Nering), and graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1956. She attended the Patricia Stevens Finishing School in Chicago, IL in 1958. Joan continued her education over the years at IUSB and Notre Dame completing courses in accounting and real estate.

Joan was married to William B. Diedrich of Grand Rapids, MI from 1960 to 1974. She is survived by her sons William, Mark (Julie), Matt (Julie) and grandsons Spencer, Clay and Hayden.

She had a grand love for all animals. Cats, dogs and possums alike would gravitate to her and she adopted every one and gave them a home.

Joan worked at various administrative positions around South Bend including the SB Chamber of Commerce and the SB Racquet Club, but her favorite was being the office manager of WRBR Radio Station where she retired in 1992.

Her request is that any donations are made to the St. Joe County Humane Society, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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