Joan M. Pickerel, age 80, of Toledo, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek surrounded by her five children. She was born on September 12, 1933, to Jay and Dorothy (Stock) Crawford in Toledo. Joan was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She was employed with Kmart for 18 years in food service, before retiring. Joan enjoyed crocheting and talking on the phone. She loved spending time with her
family and especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her husband, Raymond Pickerel; brother, Jay Crawford Jr. and sister, Dorothy Brown. Joan is survived by her loving children, Jeff Pickerel, Deb (Steven) Burton, Jenny (Ken) Snyder, Julie (Wyiatt) Kosier and David Pickerel; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive guests on Friday from 2-8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Bradford Scott. Interment will follow in Toledo
The family would like to give a special thank you to all of the staff and caregivers at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for all of their love, care and support given to Joan and her family through this difficult time.
Those wishing to make
memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 27, 2014