Joan Warren Schmitz

1930 - 2020

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Joan Warren Schmitz, 90 of Findlay passed away at Bowling Green Care Center on Saturday, May 16, 2020. She was born in Mount Blanchard, Ohio on January 30, 1930 to the late Clyde and Grace Ann (Shearer) Wells. Joan was a 1948 graduate of Findlay High School. Joan married James Stahl and they divorced. She then married Richard Warren and he preceded her in death. Joan and James started Shady Grove Restaurant and Putt Putt Course. She also worked for RCA, Trautman/Warren Mobile Home Sales and OH Materials. Joan was a former member of the local Order of the Moose, Findlay Lodge #698, the VFW and Amvets. In her spare time, Joan also enjoyed, bowling, crocheting, ceramic making, and collecting dolls. She is survived by her children, Thomas (Bernie) Stahl of Findlay, OH; James B. Stahl, of Chapala, Mexico; Sherri (Bob) Anast; Renee (Marvin) Firestone, both of Findlay. Also surviving are siblings, Donald R. (Darlene) Wells of Curtis, OH and Marcine Smith of Findlay, OH. She is also survived by grandchildren; Danny Stahl, Shelly Wentling, Matthew (Lara) Stahl, Troy (Jess) Anast, Rachael (Phil) Aretz, Lee (Claudia) Anast, April Firestone-Coppus, Erin Firestone, Brittany (Joe) Domzal, Brooke (Mike) McLaughlin, Elizabeth (Marvin Hunt) Stahl, 33 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren and numerous nephews. Joan was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel J. Stahl, a brother, Charles "Max" Wells, grandchildren; Dennis Stahl, Megann Stahl, Courtney Stahl and one great-great grandson, Cooper Salazar. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Joan to the Alzheimer's Association or Bowling Green Care Center. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, May 20th 2020 3:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, May 21st 2020 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Cemetery [Map]
    18085 S.R. 12
    Arcadia, Ohio 44804

  • Contributions:

    American Alzheimers Association -
    For Online Donations, please select above link
    225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17
    Chicago, IL 60601-7633

    Bridge Hospice Care Center-Bowling Green
    1069 Klotz Road
    Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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To : Sherrri and family
Date :Monday, May 18th 2020
From : Mitchell D Hailey
My Condolences and so sorry for your loss.

To : Tom and Bernie Stahl and Family
Date :Monday, May 18th 2020
From : Wes and Janet Tucke
We send our deepest sympathy. We would like to be there but Janet would have a hard time with the trip.
We have sent a donation to the Alzheimers Unit at Bowling Green as you requested. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys and will be as you go thru this time of grievance.

Our Love
Wes & Janet

To : Tom Bernie Bob Sherri Marvin Renee and Jim
Date :Thursday, May 21st 2020
From : Judy Stahl
I am so sorry for your loss. It is so difficult to lose a parent!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Take ❤ care.