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Joan S. Lorge


Joan Sturm Lorge went home to Jesus on Feb. 14, 2018.
She was born Joan Bernadette Harris to Barney and Helen Harris in Gilroy, Calif., on July 21, 1944. Over the years, Joan resided in Indiana, Florida and Iowa. She graduated with honors from Indiana State University, and was an accomplished interior architect specializing in commercial space planning. She earned a Master Gardener certificate, was an active member in Coralville United Methodist Church and was a food pantry volunteer. She is loved by and will be missed by many.
Joan is survived by her loving husband, Steve; daughter, Shelly Robinson (Marshall); grandchildren, Melissa, Kristen and Zachery Robinson; sister, Jacque Harris Palmer (Jim); brothers, Chuck Harris (Nora) and Don Harris (Patty); stepdaughter, Heather Jenkins (Lorge); stepson-in-law, John Jenkins; and stepgrandchildren, Patia Lewis and Joshua and Aaron Jenkins.
A celebration of Joan's life will be held at Coralville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Please leave a message or tribute to Joan's family on our website, www.cedarmemorial.com, under obituaries.