Joan E. Van Fleet Posted: 2019-03-25 07:51:33

Joan E. Van Fleet


Joan E. Van Fleet, 72 of Huntley, died peacefully, March 23, 2019.
Visitation for Joan will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 4-8pm with a service being held at 7:00pm all at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am at St. Mary Cemetery in Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Joan was born February 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Frank and Beatrice McHugh. In 1983 she married James Van Fleet and moved to Sun City in 2003, where they very much enjoyed the company of friends. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren, and sisters.
She is survived by her children Michael (Tammy) LoPresti, Deborah (Thomas) Labno, stepchildren Kim (Doug) Melahn, Chris (Marina) Van Fleet and by her six grandchildren, Larry, Nikko, Emily, Michael, Kathryn and Tanner, and by her sisters Kathy (John) Batjes, Jane (Greg) Gizyn, and Debbie (Brian) O’Mara, and by loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and grandson, Austin.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to

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Cathy poznack white 2019-03-25 11:28:16

So sad to hear about Joan. She was a cool teenager for me and my twin sister sue as we played with Jane since our childhood. Blessings and strength to the family. Love cathy

Dan and Lois Shanahan 2019-03-25 21:05:47

We are beyond saddened by the news of Joan's untimely death. We were blessed to have had her as a friend and neighbor for nearly 14 years while living in Sun City and also had the great pleasure of sharing many vacations and adventures with her & Jim. Rest in peace, Joan...we love you! .

Denise Florczak 2019-03-26 17:15:38

I would just like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you. What a shock. I am a mah-jongg friend of Joans. Debbie O’Mara I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I do not have any of your contact information. So I am sending this here.

Cheryl Rotermund 2019-03-28 14:10:39

I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a wonderful friend. Our husbands passed away on the same day..we shared many a meal remembering them. It was a bond and a source of comfort to us. God Bless the family and especially the grandchildren she so adored.