Joan Rita Weingartner, 84, Messick Lake, died Friday, August 15, 2014.
She was born November 16, 1929, in Fort Wayne to George and Edna.
Moving from Ft. Wayne, Ind., to this area in 1986, she was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Ft. Wayne and retired in 1989 from ITT Credit Union in Ft. Wayne, where she was the office manager. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City.
On June 9, 1951, in Fort Wayne she married Donald Charles Weingartner. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary (John) Riley of Fish Lake, Rita (Jim) Zuber of Fort Wayne, and Rose (Neil) Klingaman of Columbia City; a son, Daniel (Rachel) Weingartner of St. Joe; nine grandchidlren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly (Jerry) Welker of Fort Wayne.
She was also preceded in death by a son, David Weingartner. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin Weingartner, Samuel Weingartner, Garrett Weingartner, Colin Weingartner, Adam Zuber, Tim Zuber, Matthew Neer, Matthew Reichenbacher, and Courtney Fettinger. Calling is Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville. A Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m. Calling will also be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City Preferred memorials are Masses to St. Gaspar Catholic Church. View a video tribute after Tuesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com.