March 20, 1942 ~ July 26, 2019
Joan Sharon Schmidt Van Cowenberghe died on July 26, 2019 surrounded by her family.
She was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1942.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Edmund Schmidt. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her children William (Elizabeth), Robert (Maxine), Julia Anderson, Angela (David) Neeley, and Veronica (Matt) Mega; brother Jerome (Pat) Schmidt; grandchildren Annalena, Anthony, Annemarie, Sarah, Maria, Douglas (Holly), Elizabeth, Alyssa, Jacklyn and Paul; great-grandchildren Karson, Joseph and soon-to-arrive Islay.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on July 30, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Joan was laid to rest privately at Larkin Sunset Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Huntsman Cancer or the Humane Society in memory of Joan.
Memories and photos may be shared with the family at www.starksfuneral.com.