Joan Lynne (Johnson) Hartzog

  • Died: July 16, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan Lynne (Johnson) Hartzog, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born on July 23, 1946 in Fort Wayne to the late Forest and Mary (Eifert) Johnson. She was a graduate of Central Catholic HS. At an early age Joan was a talented tap and jazz dancer, later becoming an instructor. She worked as a Cafeteria Manager for FWCS, Black Hawk Middle School for 36 years. Was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church for 30 years. Enjoyed helping others, spending time with family, and caring for many relatives. Joan never missed any event that her children or grandchildren participated in. Loved to entertain, spending time with her friends, and the Bunco Club on Monday Night's. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Jennifer) and Todd (Tracy) Hartzog; grandchildren, Austin (Amy) Hartzog, Kyle Hartzog, Joshua Hartzog, Jack Hartzog, and Ellen Hartzog; and great-granddaughter, Elaina Hartzog. Proceeding her in passing are her beloved husband of 50 years, Thomas Hartzog; son, Richard Hartzog; and brother, Robert Johnson. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10am on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church 7215 St. Joe Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835 with visitation thirty minutes prior. Visitation will also be 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral home 1320 E. Dupont Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 with a Rosary service starting at 2pm. Memorial masses may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, Our Lady of Good Hope, and St. Charles Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may also be made to Women's Care Center of Fort Wayne. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Very sorry for her passing. I remember her very fondly from the wonderful CCHS days, 61-63. We only shared one class and was always very nice to me. May she rest in Peace,Amen.

Posted by Michael Barnet - Fort Wayne, IN - Classmate   August 14, 2019

Todd and Brian,
So sorry to hear of your mother's recent passing. We did not realize until viewing the recent obituary's this morning on channel 21. Both of your parents were exemplary Christians who are now together again in God's paradise

Posted by Mike & Jan Dembickie - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   July 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all : of seeing our loved ones again in a beautiful new paradise home here on earth.

Posted by A friend   July 19, 2019

I knew Joan & Tom for many years as a neighbor in Burning Tree. Very wonderful individuals. May God bless the family during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lonnie Braun - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   July 19, 2019

Jack and Ellen,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandma! ❤ I'm sure you have so many special memories that you will treasure forever. Thinking and praying for all of you!

Posted by Kristin Hoersten - Ft Wayne, IN - Teacher   July 19, 2019


Joan you will be truly missed. I loved you and loved working with you. You were such an awesome person and had such a wonderful heart for people. God gained a beautiful angel!

Posted by Anita Henderson - Fort Wayne, IN - Coworker   July 18, 2019

I remember her coming to our house as a child and we would make choc chip cookies. She loved choc chip cookies. Haven't seen her often as we got older. So glad her suffering is over.

Posted by Sondra & Joe Espich - TUCSON, AZ   July 18, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Hartzog family. Joan and I were friends for over 55 years and when the "CC" gals married, our husbands joined us for great parties and memorial vacations. We will miss her, but know she is now with Tom in heaven.

Posted by Diane Newby Newby - Inlet Beach, FL - Friend   July 18, 2019

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Sending prayers.

Posted by Maureen Carretta - Angola, IN   July 18, 2019

We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dr. Bussick & Staff

Posted by Timothy Bussick - Fort Wayne, IN   July 18, 2019

Very Sorry for Your Loss. Mrs. H was a great lady. Many mem. with her and Mr. H during the high school days.

Posted by Bo Boreani - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   July 17, 2019

I can see Joan rolling the dice for Bunco, I hear her laugh, and see her smile. My heart is broken for her family and for us. I played Bunco with her every month for over 15 years.
She handled her illness with such bravery and I admired that about her. She loved the neighborhood. They were one of the first to build and were great neighbors.
She sat each week faithfully in the same spot at church. God has His loving arms around her now......walking the streets of Gold with Tom.....May the family find God's peace during this difficult time....

Posted by Terry Sheets - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   July 17, 2019

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