Joann H. Downing, 92, of Valparaiso passed away at home Saturday, May 14, 2022 under the care of Dunes Hospice. She was born September 28, 1929 in Kouts, Indian to Charles & Minnie (Jurs) Doepping and graduated from Washington Township High School. Joann was a member of Heritage Lutheran Church. Traveling, reading, cooking, and quilting were always enjoyable activities. As vision and memory challenges arose in recent years, she even enjoyed having some of her favorite recipes read to her as a reminder of better times.
On September 15, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westville she married John Downing who preceded her in death in 2020. Survivors include their children, Carol Ann (Ricky) Skags of Valparaiso & John Carl Downing of Rolling Meadows, IL, grandsons, Shawn (Jacqueline) Skaggs, Chris (Christi) Skaggs, and great-grandchildren, Aidan, Lilly & Logan. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Ryan Skaggs, two sisters and one brother.
A private family service was held at Moeller Funeral Home with burial at Graceland Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Heritage Lutheran Church.

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