Joyce Zolman, 1934-2019

Joyce Elizabeth Zolman, 84, of LaPorte, IN, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in LaPorte.

She was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Hubbard, MN, the daughter of Arthur F. Stedman and Ethel L. (Bloomer) Stedman.

Joyce was a member of First Christian Church of LaPorte, where she was the financial secretary, chairwoman of the Sarah Circle, and an elder. She was also a member of the VFW Woman’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her two daughters: Debra C. (Randy) Kleine of LaPorte and Laura A. (Reed) McDonald of LaPorte; two sons: John A. (Tammy) Sneed of LaPorte and Michael A. (Carol) Sneed of Cape Coral, FL; five grandchildren: Samuel (Kim) Halter of Rolling Prairie, IN, Joshua Sneed of Alabama, Trevor McDonald of LaPorte, Amanda McDonald of LaPorte and Amber Winn of Florida; and five great-grandchildren: Faith Sneed, Paige Sneed, Cody Sneed and Cylas Sneed all of Alabama, and Emma Winn of Florida.

Joyce was preceded in death by both her parents; four sisters: Esther Nickeson, Dorothy Hutchins, Wilma Tucker and Marion Mochler; two brothers: Jesse Stedman and Merle Stedman; half-brother, Lyle Stedman; and grandson, Branon Sneed.

The family will receive friends at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LaPorte, on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 25, from 9-10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Everett Shattuck officiating. Interment will follow at Rolling Prairie Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of LaPorte, 610 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350.

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One Response to “Joyce Zolman, 1934-2019”

  1. Dan Wegiel

    Jan 24. 2019

    A treasured friend for almost 50 years, miss her already. Our condolences to the entire family, may she rest in peace.

    Dan & Jonnie Wegiel

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