Joan A. Subzda

May 24, 1939 - November 17, 2018

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Tuesday, November 20, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel

Wednesday, November 21, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel


Joan A. Subzda, 79, of Rome City died Saturday, November 17, 2018, at her residence.

She was born May 24, 1939, in LaGrange County to Dale T. and Gladys Una (Reed) North.

On July 19, 1980, in Topeka she married Edward Thomas “Tom” Subzda. He survives in Rome City.

Mrs. Subzda had worked at Uniform Printing and Kendallville Custom Printing, both in Kendallville.

She was a member of Open Door Community Church in Wolcottville, past president of the Rome City American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary, a life member of Kendallville VFW Post #2749 Auxiliary, and ministered to the Chain of Lakes inmates with her son-in-law.

Also surviving are a daughter, Christina Linn “Chrissy” (Gary) Mast of Helmer; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; a sister, Mary (Edward) Mawhorter of British Columbia, Canada; a brother, Jim (Sandy) North of Wolcottville; and two sisters-in-law, Betty North of Marion and Lois North of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James Bradley Perkins and Andrew Wayne Perkins; and two brothers, Robert North and Harold North.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Rev. Keith Perry and Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery near Rome City.

Pallbearers are Jonathan Tuttle, Brandon Tuttle, Aaron Tuttle, Jamie Owens, Roger Mawhorter, and David Shull.

Calling is Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to Open Door Community Church. American Cancer Society, or to the Rome City American Legion Post #381.

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Dennis Harp
November 23rd, 2018 9:54pm
Glendive, Montana

Tom, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Joan always had a positive attitude. She had a wonder smile, laugh, and was so kind. She fought a long battle but no longer has to suffer. We will miss her.

Larry Christner
November 20th, 2018 6:58pm
West Chester, PA

You're in my thoughts and prayers Tom..Joan was a special lady with a happy and positive spirit..She will be missed, but we know we'll see her again one day.

Bridgette & Bob Cumming
November 20th, 2018 2:33am

My heart goes out to you Tom and your family. Sending you love and prayers.

Duane Mawhorter
November 19th, 2018 3:28pm
Jackson, MS

Aunt Joan, You will be missed but never forgotten - I can hear your unique laugh in my head as I write this.

Curt & Mary Catherine Landers
November 19th, 2018 11:30am
Reidville, SC

We were blessed to have had Joan in our lives. Went camping and laughed so hard it hurt. She always had a hug for all of our children. We will most certainly miss her and are sad we won't hear that laugh here on earth again. We do know she is in heaven - she loved God! We can only imagine the fun she and Harold are having right now! Peace and prayers to Joan's family.

gary l mast
November 19th, 2018 3:01am
helmer in.

Joan momy law Accepted me as hers. i'll miss the laughter and love we have. greatly missed by many. i pray my mom and my momey in law become great friends waiting on us. many have been blessed to know her she's the tops in all ways.looking forword to the place she is making for me and Chissy in heaven.

Shelly Allen
November 19th, 2018 12:51am
Angola, IN

Joan was a wonderful woman with a giant heart. I loved her passion to help others, her love for her family & her spunk. Heaven has gained a treasure.

Carol Armstrong
November 18th, 2018 10:41pm
Huntington In

I worked with Joan many years and you could always count on Joan making u laugh! I loved. Her so much and I’m so glad for our visit we had not to long ago. Fly high my friend you will be missed so much ! Love you! Sending prayers to Tom and family