Joann Lee (Champlain) BUBLITZ(1924 - 2012)


Joann Lee (nee Champlain), beloved wife of 66 years to Rudolph 'Gus' Bublitz II died peacefully at home on the 3rd of December 2012 at the age of 88. Joann was a devoted mother to Sally (William) Mann and Rudy G. Bublitz III, a loving grandmother of Rudy IV, Leigh, Kathryn, Ben (Shirlina), Andrew and David. Devoted sister to Donald (late Millicent) Champlain, the late James Champlain, Charles (Joyce) Champlain. She was born September 3rd, 1924 in Bay City, Michigan and was the loving sister-in-law of John (Betty) Bublitz, the late June (late James) Stark, late Francis (Roy) Kraenzlein, devoted Aunt to Renee Colmus, Donald, Frederick (Cheryl) and Phillip Champlain, Rebecca, John (Kenda) and Jeremy Bublitz, Bonnie (Brian) Zimmerman, James (Joan) Stark, Kristy (Richard) Brown and the late Karl Kraenzlein. A celebration of Joann's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Anderson Hills Methodist Church 7515 Forest Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255. M emorials may be made to VITAS Hospice (, 11500 Northlake Dr., Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249 and Anderson Hills Methodist Church ( T P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home serving the family.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 9, 2012