Joan M. Erlandson

March 23, 1927 ‒ December 13, 2008

Delaware, Ohio

Joan M. Erlandson, 81, of Delaware, died on Saturday Dec. 13, 2008, at Wintersong Village Care Center.

Born March 23, 1927 in Prairie City, Iowa to the late Martin and Pieternella (Meppelink) Van Zee. A graduate of Prairie City HS class of 1946, she married Robert Erlandson on Sept. 2, 1948. They have resided in Delaware for the past ten years. Joan was a homemaker and loving mother to five daughters. She worked part time as a secretary and bookkeeper. She will be remembered for her love of classical music, bird watching and especially flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bob; daughters: Annette (Bob) Moreau of OR; Brenda Caligiuri of CA; Celeste Ward of OR; Debra (Edwa rd) Suggs of GA, and Elise Tietjen of Delaware. Grandchildren: Robert Charles IV (R.C.), Eric, Alissa, Andrea, Kim, Kelly, Isaac, Larissa, Hannah, Caleb and Luke. Great-grandchildren: Mason and Malik. Brothers: George (Carol); Herman (Kathryn); Robert (Delores); Donald (Dorothy) Van Zee, all of IA, her sister Ruth Davenport of TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 from 4 – 7:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware. Funeral services will be held in Prairie City, Iowa on Friday, burial will follow there at Waveland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015 or Greater Europe Mission, 18950 Base Camp Rd., Monument, CO 80132-8009.

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