Joan C. Fendt
Joan C. Fendt
  • April 3, 1917 - December 31, 2017
  • Des Plaines, Illinois

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Joan C. Namyst Fendt,100, passed away December 31, 2017. Mrs. Fendt was a long time agent for Equitable Life Insurance Co. of Iowa. She was elected first woman president of Chicago Association of Life Underwriters in 1963. In 1988 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Association - characterizing her as having a mind like a steel trap, analytical, logical, a steadfast will and a heart as soft as a down pillow. She was the first woman president of Chicago Park District Archery Association and long term member of the Lincoln Park Archery Club. She was one of the founding members and longtime volunteer of Leaning Tower YMCA Cardiac Rehabilitation and Risk Program. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Edward and is survived by many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 9am until time of mass 10:45am at Nazarethville Chapel, 300 River Rd.,Des Plaines, IL. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside IL.