She was born April 11, 1935, in Milan, to Herman and Edna (Green) Lorcher. Her family moved to Norwalk when she was a young girl. She attended Norwalk City Schools and graduated in 1953. She remained a lifelong resident of Norwalk and was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She was a founding member of the annual parish festival.
Joan was employed as a clerk at Norwalk Truck Line, an operator at General Telephone, and a library assistant at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School. She also volunteered at the American Red Cross for over 25 years and held the office of secretary at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for 30 years.
She enjoyed playing Euchre with family and friends and trying her luck on the slot machines. She also enjoyed traveling. Some of her favorite vacation spots included Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, Las Vegas, Branson and Myrtle Beach. Joan was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Joan’s most treasured times were spent with her family. She loved large gatherings and hosted many family parties at her home.
Joan is survived by her sons, Dean (Lynn) Camp and Bryan (Gina) Camp; siblings, Herman Lorcher, Janet (Herb) Knapp, John (Donna) Lorcher, William (Fran) Grose, and Michael (Christine) Grose; brothers-in-law, Carl (Linda) Camp and Leon (Janice) Camp; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Clarence “Chick” Camp; sister, Fay Thiery; and brothers, Robert and Dean Wobser.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. A funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk with the Rev. Ken Morman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting walkereastmanheydingerfh.com.