Joan Hope Viehweg, 85 of Mount Olive, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 2:42 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield. She was born on May 29, 1932, in Hillsboro to the late Lester Archer and Gladys Hope. She married Otto E. Viehweg on July 2, 1950, in the 1st Baptist Church in Litchfield. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2016.
She attended Litchfield grade school and graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1950. Joan grew up a member of the 1st Baptist Church, Litchfield, and later attended the 1st United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive, and currently attended Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive. She was a nanny for Dave Butts, a pro football player for the Washington Redskins, and also a nanny for Steve Goldsmith, a prosecuting attorney in Indianapolis and previously worked for Philip Hano in Mt. Olive.
Joan was a member of the Democratic Women’s Club, Gold Wing Road Riders, VFW Pinocle Club, Food Pantry and Den mother for the Boy Scouts. She was an awesome seamstress and painter and took pride in spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She leaves behind three sons, Michael (Marilyn) Viehweg of White City, Edward (Deborah) Viehweg of Mt. Olive and John Viehweg of Maui, HI; one daughter, Cathy Jo (Vince) Johnston of Inver Grove Heights, MN; two brother-in-laws, Norman Viehweg of Mt. Olive and Gary Langley of Staunton; one sister, Mary Jo (Rick) Niemann of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren, Bryon Spoon, VA, Amy (Buck) Comer, St. Louis, Dana ((Matt) Vankoski, Alameda, CA, Adam (Adrienne) Viehweg, Hornsby, Amanda Hope Johnston, St. Paul, MN, Hannah Jo, Bloomington, MN, David Pieper, Mt. Olive, Marlie Viehweg and Tanji Viehweg of Maui, HI; and four great-great grandchildren, Devin, Sydney, Grace and Otto.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara (Bill) Ruyle and Linda Langley; brother, Jim (Betty) Archer; grandson, Jacob Johnston; and brother-in-law, Raymond Viehweg.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive with Reverend James Ritter and Reverend Nancy Hubert. Lunch for family and friends will be held in the Immanuel Educational Building served by the Lydia Circle.
Memorials are suggested to the Union Miners Cemetery or Mt. Olive Care Center.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive are in charge of arrangenents.