Joan Louise Eiser
After a lifetime of cultivating gardens as lush and perennial as her everlasting bonds with her boundless friends and family, Joan Louise Eiser passed on in the early hours of Friday, May 5, 2023.
The eldest of six, she was born to Everett and Arvilla Whetstone on Sept. 13, 1931, and wed to Michael Eiser Sr. in 1950, who preceded her in death after over 50 years of devotion, care, and occasional cutthroat card playing. She spent 10 years in Quality Control at Kimble Glass, countless mornings and afternoons woodworking or crafting, and thousands of hours volunteering her time with Helping Hands as well as both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America.
But her greatest joy and comfort was the company of her adoring, ever-growing family. She is survived by her brother: Dan Whetstone; her sister: Jewel Wood; her daughter: Linda Eiser; sons: Michael Eiser (Lisa) Jr., and Mark (Kim) Eiser; grandchildren: Nicki Deskins, Raechel Kill, Brittany Estep, and Cole and Thom Eiser; great-grandchildren: Alyssa Kollman, Austin Whittaker, and Noah, Olivia, Lauren, and Andrew Kill; great-great-grandchildren: Leah and Lona Kollman, and Paige Estep; step-great-grandchildren: Hailey and Brad Deskins; and step-great-great-granddaughter: Mila Deskins.
Her memory will live on in the smiles and laughter she shared with everyone she met.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Pastors Emily Gearhart and David Easton officiating.
The interment will be in the Tippecanoe Cemetery following the service.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Mentone Helping Hands or Promedica Hospice of Fort Wayne.
Hartzler Funeral Services, Akron, is handling arrangements.