Joan (Pontzer) Lundin

Joan (Pontzer) Lundin, 82, of 730 Shelvey Summit Road, Kersey, was peacefully and unexpectedly called home to her heavenly Father, early Friday morning, October 20, 2017, at her home.

She was born August 2, 1935, in Kersey, daughter of the late Peter and Thyra (Mosier) Pontzer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1953.

On May 13, 1961, in the St. Boniface Church, Joan married Donald Lundin, who survives.

Joan was a woman of great faith and was noted for her work ethic, cooking concoctions, sewing skills, and socializing with people. She retired from Stackpole in 1987 and retired again from Osram Sylvania in 2000.  All who knew her can attest to her need to keep busy on the job.  Whether at work, on the farm, or in the home, she could wear out a broom keeping things neat and organized.  Although she retired to the farm, she never rested.  Anyone who stopped to visit found her on the farm, in the garden, or in the kitchen.  One could expect to be not just offered, but served a snack or meal.  Saying no to food was never an option when being served by Joan.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, John and his wife Melissa of Kersey; two grandchildren, who were her greatest blessings, Eric and Anna Lundin; a brother, Pierre Pontzer of Kersey; and by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Pontzer and his wife Marie Pontzer.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be held in the St. Boniface Church from 9:15 AM until the time of Mass.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, Evergreen Endowment, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

Brenda and Carl Keech October 20, 2017 at 11:07 pm

I will never ever forget Joan. I loved her dearly. I will miss her during hay making season especially. Carl and I always looked forward and truly enjoyed sharing those summer outside meals after a day of hay making. God truly blessed her life and by mercifully taking her to her heavenly home in her slumber. She was a wonderful cook, hostess, and genuine loving woman. I never knew her to not have a smile on her face, she had a beautiful laughter and the sweetest hugs. God rest her soul. Till we meet again in the heavenly home above. Love and miss you. Don, John, Missy, Eric and Anna, Pierre and extended family, please know you have our most sincere sympathy.

Mary Day October 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

Joan was such a special woman to me. I loved spending time with her. I will miss seeing her at Mass. Blessings to her family.

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