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Joan Marguerite (nee Doll) Roden

July 3, 1928 ~ April 1, 2020 (age 91)

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Joan Marguerite Roden (nee Doll), 91, of Lindenhurst, formerly of Mundelein and Fox Lake, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Victory Lakes, Lindenhurst.  She was born in Chicago on July 3, 1928, to the late Norbert and Edna (nee Gruninger) Doll.

Joan worked for many years at the Fox Lake Public Library, and as a genealogist for 25 years.  During her time as a genealogist, she not only assisted families in tracing their ancestries, but also gave talks about genealogy to local groups.  She was a longtime, former member of Santa Mario del Popolo Catholic Church, Mundelein and St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Fremont Center, and a current member of Our Lady of the Lakes-St. Bede Church, Ingleside.

She will be dearly missed by her sons, Kenneth (Kathryn) Roden, Timothy (Alice) Roden, Paul (Sue) Roden, Ronald (Percy) Roden, and Peter (Bernadette) Roden; grandchildren, Joseph (Liz), Carissa, Ken Jr., Peter Jr., Tabitha (David), Melissa, Jennifer, Paul Jr., Joshua (Jennifer), and Johanna (Konrad) Nagorny; great-grandchildren, Xavier, Tyler, Nalyja, Meloi, Roman, and Lucas; and nephew, Gary (Elizabeth) Roden.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harry E. Roden; siblings, Eugene (Patricia) Doll, Audrey (Lloyd) Metzger, and Geraldine Doll; and brother-in-law, John “Bud” (Helen) Roden.

Joan’s visitation and funeral service, as well as the burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Fremont Center, will be private.  A public, celebration of her life will be scheduled for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joan’s name may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018,, or 888-557-7177.

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Private Services

Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations
12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd.
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Private Committal

St. Mary Cemetery
22824 Erhart Rd
Fremont Center, IL 60048

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services
PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018
Tel: 1-888-557-7177

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