Wilsberg, Joan

Written by David Green.

G. Joan Wilsberg, 82, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 12, 2007.

She was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Opal and Dale Esterline. She married Howard Wilsberg on Aug. 3, 1947, and he survives. The couple relocated to South Bend in 1958.

Joan was employed as a secretary at Bethel College for 13 years. She also worked as a secretary for several area churches, was a reporter for the Adrian Daily Telegram, and was a counselor at South Bend Pregnancy Care Center. She was a member of College Park Missionary Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Diane (and William) Trethewey of Elkhart, Ind.; a son, Rev. Edward (and Naomi) of Benbrook, Texas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service was held Oct. 15 with Rev. Jim Bayer officiating.

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