Joan W. Schwartz, 80, of Fremont, OH passed away surrounded by family and friends on December 22, 2016 at The Willows of Bellevue. She was born on July 2, 1936 in Fremont, OH the daughter of William John and Dorothy (Graver) Wenzel. She was a 1954 graduate of Fremont Ross.
Joan married John H. Schwartz on September 21, 1957 at Grace Lutheran Church and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2012. She was a homemaker, interior decorator and loved to paint and wallpaper. Joan also co-owned the Gift Horse for over forty years with her husband.
Joan was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. She enjoyed walking, traveling, cooking, going to the movies and gardening. She loved to spend time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her sons, Tom (Terri) Schwartz, Myrtle Beach, SC, Dave (Kelly) Schwartz and Jim Schwartz both of Fremont; sister, Janet (William) Arblaster, England; grandchildren, Corie, Clay, John, Carly (Hunter Trautwein)) and David Schwartz; great granddaughter, Maci Trautwein; brother-in-law, David (Dolly) Schwartz, Florida; niece and nephew, Lynn Flitt and Rob McClure; caregivers, Dick and Donna Norris and Rick McKinley.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Schwartz and an infant son.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Thursday, December 29, 2016; 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1187 Co Rd 128, Fremont, OH 43420 with an hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Pastor Robert Young will officiate.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH.
Memorials: Faith Lutheran Church or Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio.