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“Wow i really don't know where to start. I lived in Kentland for several years and I was a misplaced southener and Joan was a dear friend,the best...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Paula Dixon - Greenville, MS

“Im so sorry for your guys loss. She was a wonderful lady! Great memories of her and her mother! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Ramirez

“Joan was a great woman, a wonderful and giving grandmother.So sorry for everyone's loss.Joan was one of a kind. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Tifini Raines

“We have been friends for a long time. We would laugh when we would see each other in grocery stores, Sams Club, Because it happened so often. But I...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Diane and Jim Grigsby - Kentland, IN

“I will miss seeing and talking with Joan. We lived next to her for years and I remember her helping my mom out on several occasions when we were...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jessica Moseley-Blouin - Lowell, IN

“Our neighbor for 32 years. We watched Joe and David grow up and have very dear memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn Ralston - KENTLAND, IN

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7 of 13 | Posted by: Marilyn Ralston - KENTLAND, IN

“Joan was always full of life. She laughed and was so witty. I have many good memories of her when we hung out together when our children were little....Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: JaLeen Deardurff - Rensselaer, IN

“I only met Joan once about 20 years ago as my wife and I drove from Virginia to ND... It was only for a couple hours but was excited, warm, and open....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ernest Tesky - Stockbridge, GA

“I'm sorry for your loss. Joan was a good friend.I will miss her. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Tomasello Sanders - Griffin, GA

“prayers to david and are all in my prayers...what a beautiful lady joan was...many wonderful conversations with her...may you rest in peace...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: susan scott endres - vero beach, FL

“You left us way too soon. We will miss you. You were always there willing to do anything that was needed. I will always love you until we meet again...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Rahmoeller - Lake Village, IN

“Joan was the glue that bonded her family together. She welcomed me as a daughter with opened arms. She wasn't the stereotype stepmother-as, she was...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Henke - Mahomet, IL

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Joan Loretto Tesky, age 66, of Kentland, IN formerly of Chicago, IL passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Wilford Tesky; sons, Joe and David Tesky; step-children, Dorothy Rahmoeller, Carol Henke, Douglas, Raymond, Paul, and Kenny Tesky; grandchildren, Alex and Mikala Tesky, Jesse Calvillo and Brayden Tesky, Glenn Stromatt, Scott and Richard Knip, Shawna Guip, Sharlee and Shay Haas, Jason, Jeremiah, and Jon-luc Tesky, William, Samuel, Gabriel, and Cricket Tesky, Sydney Tesky, Krystal Golisano, Dustin and Davon Tesky, Felix and Albert Stanker, and Mary Ann Steel. Preceded in death by her step-daughter, Beverly Stanker; and grandchilren, Bob Stromatt and Phillip Tesky.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 3 to 8 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave) Cedar Lake, IN. A service will be held at 7:30 pm.
Joan aka "The Night Wrighter" has written her final chapter. Joan was a journalist for the Newton County Enterprise and a scout leader for many years. She was very active in her community and the Extension Home Makers Club. Joan will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.