Joanne Luderman


SHERWOOD -- Joanne Luderman, 67, of Sherwood, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jo was born August 26, 1946, in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of the late V. Dewey and Glendora (Aumick) Schlosser. She married Ronald W. Luderman on June 29, 1968, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sherwood, and they were married for 45 years. Jo was a machine operator for the former Dana Corporation, Archbold, for 18 years, retiring in 2009. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Defiance, where she found her calling as manager of the food pantry. Jo desired to care for those less fortunate and had the passion to feed the world.

Surviving is her husband Ronald, of Sherwood; six children, Susie Vorthman of Defiance, Tina Lawson of Defiance, Lori Jenkins of Findlay, Ohio, Robert W. Luderman of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, Steven (Mary) Luderman of Harlan, Indiana, and Terry Luderman of Sherwood; 17 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Skip (Rose) Schlosser of Vilonia, Arkansas; six sisters, Vivian (Ray) Tack of Jasper, Michigan, Marge (Charles) Miller of Defiance, Elaine Carpenter of Defiance, Sandy (Larry) Joost of Mark Center, Penny (Calvin) Whitfield of Haleyville, Alabama and June (Ron) Crosser of Hicksville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Theodore "Ted" Schlosser; and her sister-in-law, Pearl Schlosser.

Visitation for Jo Luderman will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 230 East Elm Street, Sherwood. Visitation will continue on Friday, September 27, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, 655 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by her funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, in the church with Rev. Donald H. Luhring officiating. Interment will be private.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the food pantry at St. John Lutheran Church, 655 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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