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Joan Patricia Krall

May 25, 1951 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Joan Krall Obituary

JOAN P. KRALL, age 72. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Patricia Krall. Loving sister of Michael Krall (Shirley), Timothy Krall (Mary Zabertnic), Bryan Krall (Jo), Jennifer Krall (Mark Petitt). Dear aunt of Lisa Kubinski (Alex), Michelle Krall (Keith), Megan Steigerwald (Adam), Kevin, Shaun (Bela), Ally, Sophia, Lily, Brynn, Kaitlin Palagyi (Caleb), and Olivia Petitt (Daniel). Dearest great aunt of Violet, Otto, and Arlo Steigerwald. 


Joan was a Beatles fan, I have to say it, what a long and winding road. She scratched, clawed, sçreamed, yelled, and fought for twenty-two years. She even won some battles here and there. Joan never gave up, even when she lost more battles than she won. She viewed it as just another day to put on her armor. But, this day she was relieved of her duty. God called his most stubborn five-star General home. No more needles, no more surgeries, no more procedures, no more scans, no more anxiety waiting for those scans, no more doctors, no more pain. We will miss her terribly, but will remember her joyfully.

She was so much more than her disease. It may have clouded these latest years, but cancer didn't define her. Extreme generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness, patience, and her capacity to love defined her. I don't want people to forget that she was a great artist, a great craftsman, a faithful civil servant, a great friend. She bought presents for the children of every friend she ever collected over the years. Even today, children are enjoying the dolls she made. Her generosity was boundless. Most of all, she was, literally, everyone's Aunt Joanie. My neighbors, my friends, my children's friends all knew her as “Aunt Joanie”.

So, this is how I pray she will always be remembered. Not by the years of fighting a dreaded disease, but by the many more years of being Aunt Joanie. And me, a mere foot soldier compared to my General, will forever be grateful and proud to have had her as my sister. Thank you, Joan.


Mass of Christian Burial, St. Ambrose Church, Thursday January 25, 2024, at 10:30 AM (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Skyview Lodge, 1 - 4 PM, 336 Pearl Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.  Arrangements entrusted to the A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS (WEST OF I-71).

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 25, 2024

10:30 AM
929 Pearl Road
Brunswick, OH 44212

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