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Joan (Zibits) VanOosterhout

February 25, 1944 ~ March 1, 2019 (age 75)
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Joan VanOosterhout passed away at the age of 75 on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Joan was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 25, 1944, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Vanecek) Zibits.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree from Bradley University, where she met her future husband, Jack.  Although primarily a teacher, Joan went on to perform many roles throughout her life.  She and Jack enjoyed travelling, with Hawaii being one of their favorite destinations.  Joan was an active member of Parish of the Resurrection, where she was a volunteer with the Lazarus Committee.  She was devoted to her five beloved grandsons, and was a frequent participant at William Penn High School JROTC events.  

Joan will be dearly missed by her children, Denise Wolownik, Chris VanOosterhout and wife, Heather McKee; her grandchildren, Nicholas, Bret, Bryan, Jack and Rider.  An avid animal lover, Joan also leaves her cats, Hortio and Gil, as well as her dog, Rusty.  She was predeceased by her husband, Jack VanOosterhout, who passed away on June 10, 2010.

Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Saturday, March 9 from 10:00-11:00AM, immediately followed by a Catholic funeral service.


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