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Joan Catherine Asche

July 24, 1941 December 3, 2015
Joan Catherine Asche
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Obituary for Joan Catherine Asche

Loving Wife, Mom and Grandma

Winnebago - Joan Catherine Asche, 74, of Winnebago, passed away Thursday, December 3, 2015, in Rockford Memorial Hospital, following a sudden illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 24, 1941, in Rockford, the daughter of Daniel Floyd and Frances Catherine (Heeney) Smith. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1959. Joan married Wayne A. Asche on May 20, 1967, in The Church by the Side of the Road, Rockton. She was a stay-at-home mom before working at Rockford Health System for over 20 years, retiring in 2002. Joan was a member of Seward Congregational Church. She dearly loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren play sports.

Joan is lovingly survived by her husband, Wayne; children, Allen (Mary) Asche of Durand, Tara (Matt) Wells of Beloit, WI and David (Jen) Asche of Winnebago; grandchildren, Colton, Kaitlin, Alena, Shane, Samantha, Hannah, Alyssa, Aubree and Garret; sister, Ruth Kohlhorst of Rockford; brother; James (Joanne) Smith of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; son, Bradley D. Asche on February 11, 1995; twin sister, Jean Crawford; brothers-in-law, James Kohlhorst and Donald Crawford; and nephews, Randy and Timmy Smith.

Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in Seward Congregational Church, Seward, with the Rev. David Bordy officiating. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Memorials to Seward Congregational Church. To sign the guest book, give your condolences or light a candle, visit www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Information

Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015, in Seward Congregational Church, Seward, with the Rev. David Bordy officiating. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

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