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Joan Claire Nesteroff, 83, was born May 31, 1930, and was welcomed into heaven on September 24, 2013. A graduate of The Toledo Hospital's School of Nursing, Joan worked in the emergency room at The Toledo Hospital. She was involved with many activities that supported her family's well-being. In 1990, Joan was diagnosed with ALS and began an incredibly inspiring chapter living with terminal illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Nesteroff; her parents; six siblings, and several nephews. Joan is survived by her children, Joe (Margie) Nesteroff of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kathi (Richard) Boothe of Villa Park, IL, Ken (Sharon) Nesteroff of Katy, TX, Jean (Keith) Bansemer of Greenwood, IN, fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two great-grandchildren due in 2014.
Joan was buried next to her husband, during a private, family service at the Sugar Grove Cemetery on September 26, 2013.
The public is invited to attend a memorial service on October 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, with reception following. The family requests that donations be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 1, 2013