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Joan Bergkessel Pedigo


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Joan Bergkessel Pedigo Obituary
Joan Bergkessel Pedigo

Louisville - 82, passed away January 10, 2019 at Signature Health Care.

Born in Louisville she was a retired Secretary for University of Louisville for 25 years.

Joan was a member of Creative Homemakers, Pres Girls and the St. Barnabas Pinochle Club. She was a faithful member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church, serving the parish for more than 50 years.

Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Melville Matthew Pedigo Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Katherine Bergkessel; a son Greg; daughters, Karyn and infant Susan, and sister, Ruth A. Wilkinson.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Kathy French (John), Gayle Arrasmith (Tim), Sheila Altenstadter (Kevin); her son, Steve Pedigo; sister, Edie Stephens (Rick); brother, Paul Bergkessel (Pood); grandchildren, Andrew (Meagan) and Alex French, Hayley Ruidiaz (Alex), Zack Arrasmith, Sierra and Savana Altenstadter, Sabrina and Collin Pedigo; great grandsons, Elijah and Grayson Ruidiaz; and her beloved dog, Casey.

Her Funeral Mass will be 1 pm, Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John Paul II Hikes Lane Campus 3042 Hikes Lane. Visitation will be from 2-7 pm Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home Jeffersontown 10600 Taylorsville Rd. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Joan's family would like to thank the staff at Forest Hills Commons and Signature Health Care East for their love and support of Joan and her family during her long struggle.

Joan and Mel, who passed away in March, spent 63 years together, had 7 children, and are now reunited.

Donations may go to JDRF of Kentuckiana.

Online condolences may be shared at www.Ratterman.com
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2019
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