Joan L. Smulders

Joan L. Smulders, 92, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, October 5, 2020.


Joan was born May 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Albert and Helen (Carlson) Hake.

Joan was an administrative assistant in the healthcare field. She was a 91-year member of the Daughters of the American Legion.


Joan is survived by a daughter, Pamela (Keith) Skoglund of La Porte, Indiana; five grandchildren, Todd Skoglund, Jason (Stephanie) Skoglund, Kendelle (Ed) Niespodziany, Kristen Eunson, Kyle Eunson; and five great-grandchildren, Evan Skoglund, Mason Skoglund, Madison Niespodziany, Jason Skoglund Jr., and Elin Skoglund.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Smulders; and a son, Robert Eunson.


Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2020, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel. Pastor Rich Stoll will officiate.  Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn, Illinois.


Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.


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