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Joan M. Haag

January 24, 1939 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Joan Haag Obituary


Joan M. Haag 83, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 A.M. Friday, August 5, 2022 at Life Care Center of Rochester.

She was born January 24, 1939 in Fulton County, Indiana, the daughter of Henry R. and Eva Lena (Smith) Alspach. After graduating from Rochester High School in 1957, she married Charles E. Clawson on October 8, 1958 in Goshen, Indiana, who preceded her in death in 1985. On August 5, 1995, she married Donald L. Keele, who preceded her in death in 1999. On June 19, 2001, she married Russell W. Haag, and he preceded her in death in 2004.

As a child, Joan worked on the family orchard and vineyard. She retired from Woodlawn Hospital, after working many years as the central processor.

She attended the Akron Church of God and Argos Bible Church before returning to First Baptist Church of Rochester, where she was baptized. She enjoyed sewing, canning, and attending her flowers in her garden. She was known to make or repair anything. She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing games with her grandkids.

Survivors include her daughter, Melody (Mark) Gentry, Rochester, Indiana, grandchildren, Tiffany (Matt) Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Charlie Clawson, Indianapolis, Indiana, Greg Gentry and family, Columbia City, Indiana, great granddaughters, Maddie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ellie Carrigan, Fort Wayne, Indiana, sister-in-law, Waneta Coughenour, Argos, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Harold D. Alspach and son, Chuck E. Clawson.

Private interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Athens, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Rochester. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Athens Cemetery
State Road 14
Athens, IN 46912


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