In Memory

Joan D Jackowiak (Hans) - Class Of 1953

Joan Jackowiak Hans

Oct. 20, 1934 - August 12, 2019

SOUTH BEND, IN - Joan D. Hans, 84, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI. She was born to the late Joseph and Vearl Jackowiak on October 20, 1934 in South Bend. Joan was a graduate of Washington High School's class of 1953 where she was the Valedictorian. On November 25, 1961, in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, she married Dale Hans, her husband of 57 years. He survives. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Doris & Eugene Lonzo, Sharon & Gerald Hans, Jane & Larry Hans, Diana Hans, and Robert Hans; and 9 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Floyd Hans; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Hans and Jacqueline Hans. Joan enjoyed reading, boating, and spending time with her husband at their Gravel Lake property. Also eating out at “Big T's” in Lawton, MI. Joan worked many years at Associates Inv. until their closing. She then retired from Wells Fargo. Visitation will be from 9:00am until time of Funeral service at 11:00am on Friday, August 16, 2019 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michiana Humane Society, 722 IN-212, Michigan City, IN 46360. Condolences for the family may be made at

Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 15, 2019

08/15/2019 JFC