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Joan Stellingwerf

Joan Ann Stellingwerf

Tuesday, January 13th, 1931 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Joan Ann Stellingwerf, age 89 of Vernon, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at the Newton Medical Center.
Born in Teaneck to the late Robert and Lucille (Way) Monte, Joan grew up in Hackensack and summered in Highland Lakes, before moving to Vernon in 1962.
A graduate from William Paterson College, Joan was a librarian for Walnut Ridge School in Vernon until her retirement in 2000. Most recently, she worked at the Thrall Library in Middletown, NY. She was also an active parishioner of the Saint Francis De Sales RC Church in Vernon.
Predeceased by her parents, husband Neil Stellingwerf, and her five younger siblings, Joan is survived by her loving daughter, Lesley Fischer and husband Jim of Vernon; grandchildren Jessica Worden and fiancé Chuck Bailey of Vernon, Heather Worden of Miami, FL, Jason Worden of Warwick, NY, Jennifer Fischer of Matamoras, PA, and James Fischer II of Vernon; and great-grandchildren Camillo and Carleigh Guzman, and Tyler and Trent Bailey, as well as an expected great-grandson, Dakota Ryder Worden.
Visitation for Joan will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Ferguson—Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (One Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ 07462. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, March 5th, 10AM at the St. Francis De Sales RC Church in Vernon. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis De Sales Church.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Service

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Francis de Sales RC Church
    614 Rt . 517
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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    Rev. Christopher Barkhausen
  • Interment

    Glenwood Cemetery
    Rt. 517
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Francis de Sales RC Church.


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Faye Crum

Posted at 08:28am
So very sorry for your loss! Joan was a good friend and co-worker at Walnut Ridge. God will certainly bless her.
She was always a warm and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you Leslie and family! God bless you ALL! Faye Crum

Judi Logio

Posted at 07:59pm
Mont, This is the hardest thingI have to write is my farewell to you . You will always be on mind and in my heart. You are the
sister I always wanted and always needed. Thank you for always being therefor me.I love you and you will be "in my heart" always and forever.Love Bood

Judi Logio Posted at 08:00pm

heart felt words from my mother Joan Wilke

Judi Logio

Posted at 07:46pm
Aunt Joan will you be terribly missed by us! we love you.. I have enjoyed our trips over the past few years.. we sure did have fun! Especially in VT, PTown, the shore , Virginia and of course Highland Lakes.. your infectious giggle and smile will stay with me always..crack open a cold one heres to you..much love and sadness.. Judi and Ginger

Cynthia Bogdon

Posted at 07:04pm
Joan you are terribly missed by your Bible Buddies. We Cherish the memories of your wisdom and love that you shared with us.
We keep a candlelight shining during our study to remember your beautiful presence. Rest in His arms.

Fr. John W. Lundberg Posted at 04:34pm

Joan, you were an asset in our Middletown library in so many ways. I, for one, will miss your efficiency presence and I know I will not be alone. Keep us under your protection from heaven. Fr. John W. Lundberg

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