April 1, 1924 ~ August 28, 2019

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Joan F. Strattman, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away on August 28, 2019. She was born Joan Frances Hayes on April 1, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN. Joan attended St. Agnes Academy and Shortridge High School, before attending and graduating from Saint Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute, IN. While at St. Mary’s, she was the class president and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Joan was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

Joan was an only child, but was surrounded by a large extended family, and she would spend childhood summers with aunts, uncles, and cousins in Tipton, IN. Later in life, she enjoyed summers at the lake and loved having friends and family there. Joan never met a stranger, and was always happiest when surrounded by family, especially her grandchildren! She always told them that she loved them that she loved them “14 hotdogs”!

She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert Strattman. 

Joan is survived by her children, Daniel Strattman (Juli), James Strattman (Julie), Thomas Strattman (Christine), William Strattman, Molly Hershberger (Greg) and Ann Mathew (Sagi). 

Grandchildren: Rachel Roberts (Blaine), Thomas Hershberger, Grace Hershberger, Katie Strattman, Evan Strattman, Anna Hershberger, Joan Claire Strattman, Sam Strattman, Sarah Hershberger, Jillian Strattman, Sara Mathew, and Gabriel Mathew.

A mass of Christian Burial will at 11 am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Avenue, with visitation starting at 10 am until the start of mass. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary of the Woods College. 



Visitation: August 31, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4790 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Mass of Christian Burial: August 31, 2019 11:00 am

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
4790 N. Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful mother and person and I have Good childhood memories of her making us play outside on days “ too pretty to be indoors” and driving us to the Knights of Columbus to go swimming in the van. She also was adamant on not spoiling our appetite for dinner even with a healthy snack! I’ll keep you all in my prayers and ask God to comfort you…

  2. We were so honored to have known Joan and spending snippets of time with her at the lake. She would include us in the cookie baking contests and we felt like part of the family. My cherished memory of her are evenings on the patio at Wawasee enjoying the views and chatting about life. She was a true jewel and your family was very blessed to have such a wonderful mother. Our love and prayers are with you…….keep her memory alive in your hearts and actions. Tim and Anita Hess

  3. Joan Strattman was a beautiful example to me of a life well lived. I got to know her over many years at Lake Wawasee. She always had a kind word to pass along and a smile on her face. I saw her as a fun and loving matriarch to her large brood. She received love and respect from all around her. That alone speaks volumes about her. This world is better because she was here.

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