Joann Saxon Oct. 23, 1933 - April 28, 2019

Joann Saxon

Joann Saxon, 85, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 3:47 p.m. in Rittenhouse of Michigan City.

A celebration of life service will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Long Beach Community Center, 2501 Oriole Trail, Long Beach, Indiana, and please bring your stories to share. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel Inc., 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, are handling arrangements.

She was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Joliet, Illinois to the late Earle and Lois (Richmond) Hurst. On Oct. 23, 1954, in New Lenox, Illinois, she married Charles Saxon, who preceded her on Oct. 31, 2010. Surviving are two daughters, Kristine (Paul) Kysel of Michigan City, Indiana, and Nancy (Mike Papp) Saxon of Clermont, Florida; son, Erik (Angela) Saxon of Traverse City, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Ian Kysel, Emily Kysel, Carina Saxon, Aneka Saxon, James Comstock, Heath Saxon, Charlie Saxon and Anna Jane Papp; along with three great-grandchildren, Ezra Kysel, Owen Clust and Lillian Clust; and brother, Edward "Ted" Hurst. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Saxon.

She retired after many years as Director of the Children's Theatre with the Dunes Art Foundation, Michigan City, Indiana. The family wishes to recognize their appreciation to the Rittenhouse family for their care and concerns.

Contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice 4711 Evans Ave. Valparaiso, Indiana 46383.

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