Joan Marie Segaard, 80, of Port Clinton died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Dec. 22, after a brief illness. Her family was with her at the time she passed. She was born March 28, 1941, the daughter of Richard and Helen (Barborich) Robron. She married David Stensen Segaard on April 22, 1961.
Joan worked as a telephone operator and then as a secretary for Sam Amato. She was a teacher’s aide at Jefferson Elementary School, worked at Port Clinton Fisheries and was the bookkeeper for Segaard Fisheries. Joan attended the Wesleyan Church, was a member of the Slovak Women’s Club and she enjoyed the teachings of the Moody Bible Institute.
Joan was loved by all who knew her. She always had time to listen and uplift whoever needed encouraging words. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, and hosting Blue Grass Jams twice a week at the barn she and Dave owned.
Joan will be sadly missed by her family and friends, and by her cats Margie and Homer.
Surviving are her husband: David; children: Elisabeth (Joseph) Smith of Sandusky, Richard Segaard of Port Clinton, Ann (Denny Kopp) Segaard of Catawba Island, Edward (Lecia) Segaard of Greenwood, S.C.; grandchildren: Helen Smith, Samantha Smith, Kathryn Smith, Matthew Johnson, Michael (Chenoa) Johnson, Kyle (Michelle) Johnson, Christopher (Jada) Segaard; great-grandchildren: Gideon Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Gabriel Johnson, Naomi Johnson, Joanna Johnson, Noah Johnson, James Johnson, Collin Johnson, David Johnson; sister: Marcia Vance of Port Clinton, nephew Richard (Monica) Vance.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew James (John) Vance.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 2022 at Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1124 Fulton St. Port Clinton, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at Gypsum Crossing Bluegrass 3520 E. State Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452. Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckercrosserpriesman.com.