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JoAnn (Oster) Kutzner

April 20, 1930 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 87)

JoAnn Kutzner, 87, of Auburn died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

She was born April 20, 1930, in DeKalb County to the late Karl Raymond and Mary Marjorie (McCullough) Oster.

JoAnn married Richard L. “Dick” Kutzner on August 7, 1949, at Maple Grove United Brethren Church in rural Auburn, and he survives.

She worked four years at the Soil and Water Conservation and then as a receptionist for 22 years at Charleston Metal Products in Waterloo before her retirement.

JoAnn was a member of the Heritage Community Church in rural Auburn.

She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Dennis L. and Carol Kutzner of Fort Wayne; daughter and son-in-law Diane S. and Terry Dean of Auburn; six grandchildren, Kristine (Nathan) Reese, Karla (Joe) Salyer, Amanda (Aaron Blackwell) Dean, Megan (Doug) Smith, Mallory Dean and Trace (Megan) Dean; 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor Reese, Emma Reese, Haley Reese, Anna Reese, Justin Salyer, Chad Salyer, Harper Smith, Dawson Smith, Madeline Dean and Cooper Dean; step great grandchild, Amber (Chris) Greene; and three step great-great grandchildren, Gabe Bousman, Lincoln Greene and Loralei Greene. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Larry Oster.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Heritage Community Church, 5874 C.R. 427, Auburn, with the Rev. Dennis Kutzner and Rev. Steven Ardhuerumly officiating.

Visitation will take place from 9–10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, prior to the service at the church.

Private burial will take place in Waterloo Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Heritage Community Church of Auburn or the American Diabetic Association.

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