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June 9 | Visitation

Thursday 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Gehret Funeral Home

June 10 | Visitation

Friday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home

June 10 | Memorial Service

Friday 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie


Joan R. Holdheide

July 13, 1934 - June 6, 2022

Joan Rosa (Winner) Holdheide,

Age 87, of Fort Loramie, passed away peacefully of natural causes early Monday morning June 6, 2022, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio. She was born July 13, 1934, in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Joseph & Anna (Schulze) Winner. On October 9, 1954, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, Joan married Ralph F. Holdheide who preceded her in death on February 25, 2010. Surviving are four children: James Holdheide of Fort Loramie, Diane & Nick Bensman of New Bremen, Carol Holdheide of New Bremen & Joel Anderson of Celina and Dave & Sharon Holdheide of Fort Loramie; four of five grandchildren: Kevin Bensman & Sarah McManus, Kelli & Alan Wuebker, Kyle Bensman (dec.), Emily Holdheide and Alan Holdheide; brothers & sisters-in-law: Wilfred Albers of Celina, Jerry Holdheide of Newport, Werner & JoAnn Holdheide of St. Henry, Paul & Rosalie Holdheide of Maria Stein and Leonard & Marilyn Holdheide of St. Rose along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four siblings (& spouses): Urban & Rita Winner, Rita & Gregor Holthaus, Mildred & Leonard Prenger and infant Wilfred Winner as well as brothers & sisters-in-law: Alvin Holdheide, Wilma Albers and Velma Holdheide.

In 1952 Joan graduated from Versailles High School. She retired from Holdheide Electric and Dairy where she had been the office manager for 25 years. Joan was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church where she had been a Eucharistic distributor, prayer line volunteer and funeral choir member. She also belonged to St. Ann’s Ladies Sodality and had been an active volunteer for FISH and Holy Angels Soup Kitchen. Joan was a very social person. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and family. She was also a member of the happy homemakers group. She participated in chair volleyball and enjoyed many years of traveling. She was also dedicated to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Friday, June 10, 2022, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 3:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Fire Department or Fort Loramie Rescue Squad. Private condolences may be expressed at


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