Joan Muench

Joan Katherine "Jo" Muench, 88, passed away 1:30 a.m. Friday (Nov. 3, 2017) at Heritage Health, Normal.

Her memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Normal, with Pastor Kathy King-Nobles officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Community Cancer Center or First United Methodist Church.

Joan was born March 18, 1929, in Moline, a daughter of Charles and Evelyn Erickson Brumbaugh. She married Ross Muench on June 15, 1952, in Moline. He survives.

Also surviving are two children, Kathy (Kevin) Scott and John Muench, both of Normal; grandsons, Steven (Ginny) Byers, Normal, and Benjamin Scott, Chicago; great-grandchildren, Ian and Mena Byers, both of Normal; and a brother, Jim (Judy) Brumbaugh, Moline.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack; and niece, Paula.

Joan worked at Illinois State University, Normal, in the business office from 1955 to 1960. In 1960, she was instrumental in the founding of the ISU Credit Union, which she managed until her retirement in 1982.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Normal, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Joan was a longtime volunteer at BroMenn Hospital. She was an avid reader and bridge player.

Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to many and will be deeply missed.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Evergreen Place for the wonderful care they had given her.

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