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Joanne Marie (Schlageter) Kesting

January 18, 1928 ~ March 27, 2018 (age 90)

Joanne (Schlageter) Kesting passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday March 27, 2018, with her husband and daughters nearby.  She had celebrated her 90th birthday on January 18. Strengthened by faith, Joanne was looking forward to being reunited with her younger daughters Dianne Quinlan and Susan Sfaelos who had preceded her.  Her parents were A.J. “Dick” and Florence (Comte) Schlageter of Toledo.  She married James B. Kesting in 1949 and they raised four daughters.  Joanne excelled in the homemaking arts- perhaps not a glamorous vocation, but always appreciated by the recipients of her skills.  Over the years she helped her church, several schools and organizations with volunteer needs and enjoyed golfing with Jim and many friends in Florida as well as Ohio.  She maintained strong relationships with friends acquired at all times of her life.

Joanne is survived by her husband of 68 years, James Kesting, daughters Karen (Russell) Smith and Mary Jo Campbell, sons-in-law Peter Quinlan and Doug Sfaelos, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.  Of eight Schlageter siblings, now surviving are Carol Koelsch and Edward (Ann) Schlageter. 

The family wishes to thank Dr. Christopher Bates, Sue Ann Rogers ad Peggy Salazar for their excellent caregiving.

Visitation at Reeb Funeral Home,5712 Main St., Sylvania, on Monday April 2, 2018 from 4-7:00 P.M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, Tuesday April 3, at 10:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to

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