JOAN A. SCHWARTZ, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital. She was born November 16, 1928 in Fulton County, Ohio to the late Harry and Emma (Schroeder) Meyer. She worked in the accounting department for Phelps Dodge, retiring in 1985. Mrs. Schwartz was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church where she volunteered with the Nimble Needles Group and she was a past member of the Fort Wayne Women's Club.
Surviving are sons, Art (Peggy) Schwartz of Fort Wayne and Carl (Nancy) Schwartz of Columbia City; sisters, Ester Dettmer of Ossian, Jeannette Gordon of Fort Wayne, and Mary (Glen) Vogel of Defiance, OH, seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death was her 1st husband, Joel Elston in 1977 and her 2nd husband, Lawrence Richard "Dick" Schwartz in January 2012.
Funeral service was Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 with visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the service. Visitation was on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 3 to 7 P.M. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or Cancer Services of NE Indiana. Please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com to leave on line condolences.