Joan E. Weingartner
September 24, 1925 ‒ August 16, 2009
MANSFIELD ~ Blessed with a bright mind and reserved, dry sense of humor, Joan Weingartner leaves a legacy of love, independence and devotion to her family. Due in part to the untimely death of her husband Christian A. Weingartner, Sr., she worked to provide for herself, kept busy and productive, and seldom needed the advice of others.
She traveled often , went on several cruises and loved going to South Padre Island, Tex.
Her independent nature garnered her respect, and her frugality is legendary.
A resident of the Apostolic Christian Home, Mrs. Weingartner passed away Sunday morning August 16, 2009 from Mifflin Care Center.
Born Joan Elizabeth Linkhart September 24, 1925 in Mansfield to Lawrence and Chloe (Gresmer) Linkhart, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School, and remained a lifelong city resident.
Right out of high school she began working in the office of The Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company. She later worked as an insurance underwriter with Lumberman’s Insurance Company, before accepting an accounting position with the Tappan Company. She retired when the Tappan plant closed.
She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church on Middle-Bellville Road, and through the church’s Neighborhood Gospel Outreach program, taught, read and mentored at Harmony House.
Mrs. Weingartner had been a member of both Mansfield Women’s Club and the Liederkranz. When she was not with her bridge club friends playing cards, she often worked her knitting needles ~ producing ski hats, baby clothes, sweaters and numerous afghans.
When weather permitted, her heart was at the beach. From South Padre to Walton Lake to Lake Erie, she was drawn to the shore to appreciate God’s creation and the majesty of lighthouses.
She is survived by her son Christian A. Weingartner, Jr. and Nikki Hensley of Burgoon and Fostoria; her daughter-in-law Adele (Mueller) Weingartner of Mansfield; grandsons and their wives Eric & Sharon Weingartner of Mansfield, Nicholas & Stephanie Weingartner of Lomita, Calif., and Ryan & Jennifer Weingartner of Columbus, granddaughter Tracy Saraber of Bettsville; great grandchildren Olivia, Owen, Dylan, Sierra, Tyler, Landon, Matthew and Megan; her sister-in-law Esther Sheperson of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews.
Her husband Christian A. Weingartner, Sr. passed away March 29, 1973, and her son Paul L. Weingartner preceded her in death on October 15, 2007.
The Weingartner family will receive friends Wednesday, August 19, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, and also on Thursday, August 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. Her funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Ministers Marc Contrascere and Erwin Webel will speak. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Apostolic Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.
Those unable to attend may wish to make a note of condolence to the Weingartner family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com