Joan J. (Haug) Nafe

Born: Wed., Nov. 23, 1927
Died: Sun., Jun. 3, 2018

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Joan J. Nafe

Nov. 23, 1927 - June 3, 2018

GRANGER - Joan J. Nafe, 90, of Granger died Sunday, June 3rd in her residence. She was born November 23, 1927 in Gary, IN. Her parents were Maren (Petersen) and Hans Haug who emigrated from Denmark and Sweden respectively and were married in Racine, WI. Joan was the youngest of ten children, four brothers, Ingward, Carl, Arthur and Albert Haug;, and five sisters, Grace Rheinholtz, Bess Bellis, Evine Davis, Alice Dipert and Maybelle Garner, all of whom preceded her in death. On September 3, 1949 in South Bend she married James D. Nafe. He also preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Christine L. Jones (Dan) of Vicksburg, MI., James D. Nafe, Jr. of South Bend, Scott D. Nafe of North Wilkesboro, NC., and Randall E. Nafe of Granger; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Joan was initially employed by the Ohio National Life Insurance Company, thereafter by the Bendix Corporation and later by her husband's law firm.

Private memorial services will take place at the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd. Cremation will take place. Memorial contributions in Joan's name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Joan's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Thomas G. Pierce
   Posted Fri June 08, 2018
Sorry about the loss of your mother. The name 'Nafe' caught my eye in the Tribune obit's. Since I didn't have any idea about the whereabouts of you and Dan, I'm glad I didn't miss it. Aside from your loss, hope you and Dan are doing okay- it's been a long time. Feel free to send me an e-mail and update on you, Dan and family.
My dad passed in November 2007 and my wife lost her mom in July 2016.
Best wishes,
Tom Pierce