Joan J. (Scheffer) Willig

Born: Fri., Aug. 22, 1924
Died: Wed., Sep. 2, 2020


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 12, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 12, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

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Joan J. Willig, 96 died on September 2, 2020 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  
Born in Fort Wayne, she was the eldest daughter of the late Ferdinand and Louise (Schoenle) Scheffer.  She graduated from Central Catholic High School and from International Business College.  
She was an executive secretary at Farnsworth Television & Radio Corp. until her marriage to Leslie Willig in 1948.  He died in 2001.  After her five children were grown, she returned to the workforce and was employed by H&R Block in Angola for 20 years and later was a volunteer for the IRS VITA program.  She was also a bookkeeper for Aldrich Builders in Angola for 15 years.  
As an active member of St. Anthony’s Altar & Rosary Society, she was the treasurer for more than 20 years retiring in 2010.  She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Alumnae Sorority.  Joan enjoyed playing bridge, euchre, and poker with her family and many friends.  She lived on Lake James in Angola for 60 years.  
She is survived by one son, Larry Willig of Dallas, TX; 4 daughters Connie Hansen of Elkhart, Dr. Diana (Mike) Osborne of Snow Lake, Rosanne (Bob) Johnson of Lake James and Laura (Tom) Wells of Laporte; 6 grandchildren Erin (Kevin) Erb; Lindsay (Cory) Ziegler; Brad (Amber) Johnson; Mitchell Johnson; Austin and Cameron Wells; and step grandchild Matthew (Melissa) Osborne; 4 great grandchildren Preston and Cecilia Erb; Anna and Abigail Ziegler; and step great grandchildren Cooper, Sawyer and Madden Osborne.  Also surviving are one sister Eileen Uecker of Ocean View, DE; 2 brothers, Thomas Scheffer of Beaver, OH and Paul (Marcia) Scheffer of Grand Junction, CO.  
She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters Carol Perry-Miller, Barbara Woenker, Mary Ann Fletter and 1 brother, James Scheffer.  
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 AM Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, Indiana with visitation from 9 to 10 AM prior to the service at the church.  Father Bernie Zajdel will be officiating.  
Private Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Charitable donations may be made in Joan's memory to the following organization:

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
700 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703
Tel: 260-665-2259

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George Gilbert
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
Connie, Diana, Larry, Rosanne and Laura,
Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your mother. I had the opportunity to see her and talk with her again at Cameron Woods last winter. She was still the gracious lady I had always known. May loving memories and God's grace comfort you at this very sad time.

Lou ann ARCHBOLD Murphy
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you all...such a sweet kind lady. Hold tight to the wonderful memories and know she is in a better place and that you will see her again some day. Mom will be so glad to see her and they can get caught up on what each of their crazy kids have been doing. Feel the love and support of your family and friends!!

Gertie White
   Posted Fri September 04, 2020
Please accept my most sincere sympathy. Gertie White

Ron & Cyndi Nusbaum
   Posted Sat September 05, 2020
Our sincere sympathy on your loss. God bless you and your families in your time of grief.

   Posted Mon September 07, 2020
My sympathies to Joan's family...she was one of our group of VITA Volunteers...and am truly saddened to hear of her passing.

Cheri Carpenter
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Larry, Roseanne & extended family...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and yours.

Cheri Carpenter

Hugh & Mary Close
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
So sorry to hear about Aunt Joan's passing. Our prayers are with you all.

Kathleen Dowidat Bowles
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Diana and families. My prayers and thoughts are heading your way for the recent loss of your mom. May God wrap His everlasting arms of love and comfort around you during this time of mourning. May He help you see her in the little things that happen around you and you know it is her saying "hello" Amen

Sandra Myers
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My sincere sympathy on the loss of you mom. I enjoyed playing euchre with her on our Wed. afternoon euchre club.

Marilyn Carney
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
To the Willig family on the loss of your mother. She was a sweetheart and we loved the many years we played cards together and watching our families grow. She was a charming lady who brought a lot joy to those who knew her. On behalf of myself and the Carney family please accept our deepest sympathy.

Barbara Scheffer
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
I was saddened to read of Joan's passing. She was a wonderful person who spread happiness wherever she was. I met Joan at my first Tri-State Women 's Club meeting. She told me she felt as if she knew me because her sister was Barbara Scheffer. Our friendship began then. Ron and I met with her to see if he and she were actually related. Sad to say, they were from two different branches of Scheffers. I send my sincerest condolences to the family because I realize how much she loved her family.

Joe Perry
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
My condolences to the family and friends of Joan. She was a kind and gracious lady. I felt privilege d to know her. May she rest in peace.

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