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Joan Carol Kottmann

November 3, 1942 — January 31, 2024

Peoria, AZ

Joan Carol Kottmann

Joan Carol Kottmann, a beloved member of the community, passed away on January 31, 2024, in Peoria, AZ. Born on November 3, 1942, in Los Angeles, CA, Joan's life was marked by compassion, dedication, and involvement in the support and care of her communities.

Joan's professional journey was defined by her roles in customer service with Crown Zellerbach and Boise Cascade paper companies. She also made significant contributions to international logistics for Custom Alloy Light Metals. She was a beloved co-worker. Her dedication and strong work ethic left a lasting impact on all who had the pleasure of working with her.

Outside of work, Joan found joy in various hobbies and interests. She had a passion for crocheting, baking delicious treats, participating in choir performances, playing games with friends and expressing herself through writing. Her creativeness knew no bounds, and she found solace and fulfillment in these activities.

One of Joan's proudest accomplishments was being a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority. Her leadership shone through as she served in numerous local, regional, and national offices within the sorority, including a remarkable tenure as National President. Joan was deeply committed to philanthropic efforts aimed at supporting special needs children with autism, emotional development needs, and learning disabilities. She sponsored the Barbara Dawson School as well as Heartspring, which provided essential education to special needs students—leaving an indelible mark on the lives of many.

In her personal life, Joan cherished time spent with her family and friends. She is survived by her sister Justine Reinhard, brother David Cosper, daughter Debra Simeroth, sons Robert Kottmann and Kimble Kottmann, grandchildren Brandon, Jonathan and Kailey Pattynama, Robert Kottmann Jr., Brooke and Brenna Kottmann, Rebecca Siegel, Tara Wilson, Kelsey and Cody Kottmann, and great grandchildren Hayden Washburn, Brinley and Charlie Wilson, Hailey Kottmann and Zalea Pattynama. She is preceeded in death by Marvin Lee Cosper (Father), Sarah Emily Richardson Cosper (Mother) and her brother, Marvin Lee Cosper Jr..

A woman of grace and kindness has left us physically yet will forever remain in our hearts. A viewing was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in La Mirada on February 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the same location. The graveside service took place at Olive Lawn Memorial Park from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Pall bearers were Robert Kottmann, Jr., Brandon and Jonathan Pattynama, Cody Kottmann, David Yablonsky, Robert Wilson, Jake Farias, and Luis Guardado

In celebration of Joan's life filled with love and service to others, we remembered her fondly and will carry forward her legacy of kindness and dedication. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

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Past Services

Viewing

Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

15100 Cordova Rd, La Mirada, CA 90638

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

15100 Cordova Rd, La Mirada, CA 90638

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Graveside Service

Saturday, February 24, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Pacific time)

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