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Evelyn Joan Felke

October 8, 1928 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 92)

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Evelyn Joan Felke 92, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 10:33 A.M. Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born on October 8, 1928 in Plymouth, Indiana, the daughter of Andrew and Mildred (Sheetz) Owens. She graduated in the top of her high school class in Lansing, Michigan. On April 3, 1948 in Plymouth, Indiana, she married Francis Edward “Ed” Felke and he survives.

Joan, along with her husband Ed, owned and operated the Rochester Greenhouse for fifty seven years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and enjoyed horse racing, playing cards, Friday night date nights, watching television and spending time with family and crocheting blankets for all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Francis Edward Felke, Rochester, Indiana, son, Michael Felke, Rochester, Indiana, daughter-in-law, Marsha Felke, Claypool, Indiana, sister, Marilyn June Ray, Bensenville, Illinois, grandchildren, Tressa (Rod) Mohler, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Marc (Desiree) Felke, Plymouth, Indiana, Brandy (Nathan) Babcock, Buchanan, Michigan, Amy (Aaron) Bird, Rochester, Indiana, Cassandra Felke, Roselle, Illinois, great grandchildren, Anthony Felke, Nicholas Felke, Miguel Ramirez, Morgan Mohler, Mackenzie Bird, Benjamin Babcock, Miranda Ramirez, Brooklynn Felke, and Mariah Ramirez. She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Joseph Felke.

Private funeral services will be conducted at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Indiana with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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St. Joseph Catholic Church
1310 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975

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