Age 91, formerly of Wilmington, IL, passed away March 2, 2022 at Citadel, formerly Our Lady of Victory, in Bourbonnais, IL.
Joan moved to Wilmington from Marseilles with her family as a teenager; she attended the Wilmington Public Schools, and went on to graduate from Wilmington High School.
Joan was a long-time businesswoman in the community. She and her husband Leo owned and operated Van Duyne’s Tavern along with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Gerri for several years until they closed. She and Leo then built Holland Liquors and operated it until selling the business to Angelo. Joan worked many years for Hooks Drugs, and later she owned and operated Bogeys Clothing store in Wilmington with her daughter Connie.
She is survived by 7 children. Linda (Gary) Rabideau, Jackie (Willard) Johnston and Leo (Cathy) Van Duyne all of Wilmington; Connie (Tom) McQuinn of Walworth, WI; Patrick Van Duyne of Morris, IL; Dennis (Gayle) Van Duyne of Henderson, NV; and Leslie (Bill) Shorkey of Wilmington, IL. Her grandchildren: Alan (Kelley) Johnston, Julie (Jamie) Quigley, Jeffrey (Valerie) Rabideau, Todd (Kristen) Rabideau, Kirsten Van Duyne, Sarah (Matthew) Van Duyne, Jennifer (Justin) Obert, Jamie (Ryan) Mulvihill, Christopher (Savannah) Kernc, Samantha Kernc, Abigail (Daniel) Sorensen, Evan Van Duyne, Jack Van Duyne, David Van Duyne, Kiley McKim and Mia McKim; great grandchildren: McKenna (Fiance Jacob) Quigley, Ryan Quigley, Ava Rabideau, Chase Rabideau, Alyssa Johnston, Anthony Johnston, Will Rabideau, Wren Rabideau, Zachary Mulvihill, Matthew Mulvihill, Nicholas Mulvihill, Nola Obert, Willis Obert, George Kernc; Her brother-in-law Dennis Van Duyne, sisters-in-law Shirley Van Duyne, Margaret Van Duyne and Martina Van Duyne; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Also her special friend and roommate, Ann Latz.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Maurine (Hill) Crawford, her husband, Leo Van Duyne, three brothers, Jack (Frances), Robert (Anna Jean) and James "Dutch" Crawford, and one sister, Jean (Hap) Ludwig. And many more brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 12:00 p.m. Deacon Jay Plese will preside.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Joan's memory to her family for distribution to charities of their choosing.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Joan's memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)
Saturday, April 2, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)