Franklin D. Joan Sr., age 86 of Cardington died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Woodside Village, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 16, 1932 in Medina, Ohio to the late Albert and Francis (Chase) Joan.
Frank ran Frank Joan’s refuge service for 20yrs, as well as working for Waste Management and the Morrow County Highway Dept.
Poppy was happiest at home working on a project. Be it his house, a tractor or camper. He was a jack of all trades and if he couldn’t figure it out, he kept at it until he did; he never gave up. His favorite thing was sitting on his swing with a cold Mount Dew, visiting with his loved ones. He loved his tractors and going to tractor shows, enjoying the engines of yesteryear. He loved finding treasures at Thrift Stores and Flea Markets. Above all he loved lending a helping hand to others.
Frank is survived by seven children; Sandra Shouler of Michigan, Joe (Melissa) Joan of Mount Gilead, Carol Joan of Mount Gilead, Glen Joan of Mount Gilead, Deborah Joan of Cardington, Frank Joan Jr. of Pataskala, and Wendell Joan of Columbus; 19 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Frank was proceeded in death by his first wife Patsy JoAnne (Archor) on May 24, 1960 and his second wife Rebecca “Sue” (Schuenberger) on July 4, 2003. Frank was also proceeded in death by five brothers and a sister; Albert, Richard, Russ, Earl and Marvin Joan.
The family will be holding a graveside service, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00pm at Quakerdom Cemetery; 4863 Us Highway 42, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Chaplain Dan Clouse will be officiating the service.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Humane Society of Morrow County; 16 S. Main St. Suite 103, Mount Gilead, Oh. 43338.
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