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Joan K. Van Slambrouck

January 6, 1931 – March 24, 2014


    Van SlambrouckJoan K. Van Slambrouck, age 83 of Monroe, died 6:50 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014 at University of Michigan Medical Center.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp unreal Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  Services on Friday will begin with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed by procession to St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10 a.m.  The church pastor, Rev. Stephen Vileo will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

    Born January 6, 1931 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Peter and Susanne (Brauns) Mushung.  She married John F. Van Slambrouck on June 28, 1952 in St. Michael Church.

    Joan was a member of St. Michael Church and was an avid bowler, but mostly she was a devoted wife and mother.

    Joan is survived by: husband John; 6 children, Jack (Mary) Van Slambrouck of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joel (Michelle) Van Slambrouck of Portland, Michigan, James (Lynn) Van Slambrouck of Monroe, Jeffry (Gail) Van Slambrouck of Lambertville, Jann (Brad) Speidel of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Jerome Van Slambrouck of LaSalle; 5 brothers, Frederick Mushung of Monroe, Robert Mushung of Vero Beach, Florida, Jhn “Jack” (Jean) Mushung of Monroe, David (Beverly) Mushung of Monroe, and Charles (Elaine) Mushung of Monroe; sister, Elaine Mushung of Monroe; 29 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

    Joan was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Vanessa Van Slambrouck.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church.

    Online condolences can be sent through

13 Responses to Joan K. Van Slambrouck

  • Sharon Poore says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Uncle John and the entire family Aunt Joan leaves behind. I know they are all missing her terribly. She she is in loving arms. We miss you and we let you go.

  • Heather Anderson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers to you and your family. She was a sweet and funny lady. I will miss seeing her everyday at the restaurant.

  • Pastor Dar VanderWal says:

    Dear Jack, Mary and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. I will be praying for God’s comfort and grace to sustain you and hold you in your time of loss and grief; and the promise of the resurrection to fill you with hope.

    In His Loving Grace,
    Pastor Dar

  • Kathy Giljum (Sanphilip) says:

    John and family….I live in Florida now and heard of your loss. I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joan will be missed as will her laugh and her sense of humor. God bless all of you as you go through this difficult time.

  • Melissa and James King and family says:

    Dear Uncle Johnny, Jack, Joel, James, Jeffry, Jerome, Jann and families,
    We were saddened to hear of Aunt Joan’s passing but know she is blessed above. Aunt Joan will be greatly missed and our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Though we wish we could be there to help ease your tears, we are unfortunately committed, but will stop at 6pm Thursday evening and recite the rosary with you from NY. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Melissa (Missy) King and family

  • Jean and Bill Hetrick says:

    I am saddened to hear of Aunt Joan’s passing. My prayers are with all of you as you grieve the loss of your wife , mother and grandmother. On thing I will always remember about Aunt Joan is the twinkle she had in her eyes, especially when she was smiling. I wish I could be there to support you in this sad time but know I will be there in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dennis & Linda Beaudry says:

    Our sympathies and prayers in your time of loss.

  • Edward and Jackie Heil says:

    John and family,our sincere sympathies in the loss of Joan. We are still out of town but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ed and Jackie

  • Anjaya VanSlambrouck says:

    So sorry for your loss. Losing a mom at any age is never easy. God bless.

  • Joann Jenkins says:

    Sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy and prayers for the family.

  • Wayne and Pam says:

    Jeff and Kim, we heard about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to be of any assistance. God Bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Jim and Nancy Glavin says:

    Uncle John, cousins Jack, Joel, James, Jeffry, Jerome, Jann and extended families,our hearts go out to you. The gathering above continues to grow and we can be thankful for the time spent together on this earth.


  • Chuck and Kathrine Mushung says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking about all of you.

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