Carol Joan (Yawberg) Litzenberg

July 12, 1931 ~ March 19, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Carol Joan Litzenberg, 91, formerly of Findlay, passed away on March 19, 2023, at VITAS Hospice in West Allis, Wisconsin. Joan was born July 12, 1931, to the late Howard H. and Frances M.(Evans) Yawberg, in Rawson, Ohio. She was married to Dick “Red” Litzenberg, on October 29, 1954, and he preceded her in death November 13, 2018.


Joan is survived by her two children; Dave (Cathy) Litzenberg of Waterville, Ohio and Pam DeGlopper of New Berlin, Wisconsin, seven grandchildren; Jeff (Heather) DeGlopper, Chris (Rabbin) DeGlopper, Andy (Melissa) DeGlopper, all of Wisconsin, Mike Litzenberg of Oregon, Greg Litzenberg of Tennessee, Kevin (Shireen Desai) Litzenberg of Kentucky, and Josh Litzenberg of Ohio; seven great grandchildren, Caden, Tayte and Camila DeGlopper, Mason and Finley DeGlopper, Nicholas DeGlopper and Aria Litzenberg. She was preceded in death by two brothers; Howard Jr. and Harold Yawberg, a daughter, Patricia who was stillborn in 1957 and a son-in-law, Dave DeGlopper.


Joan was a 1949 graduate of Findlay High School. After graduation, she worked at Garwood Industries and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, where she and Dick met. After taking a brief break to be a stay-at- home mother, she picked back up her career. She worked as the treasurer of the Hancock Federal Credit Union in Findlay, while hosting the business office in a back room of the family home. Later in her career, she moved to First National Bank of Findlay, where she worked up to the title of loan officer, and continued with Fifth Third Bank when they were bought out by First National Bank. She was a long-time member of American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), where she had many friends and became a mentor to some of the younger members.


Joan was a lifelong member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Findlay and a long time Church Circle member where she helped with funeral dinners. She attended the “Walk to Emmaus” and it had a profound impact on her faith life. A volunteer at the gift shop at Blanchard Valley Hospital, it was her goal to make at least one person smile every day.


Joan revolved her life around family and friends, attending school events and life activities for her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed hosting holiday dinners and going to sporting events. Joan was known to sit at games with her fingers crossed for good luck. As the daughter of a coach and having both an older and younger brother, Joan grew up a tomboy and sports fan, she especially favored the Detroit Tigers and the Green Bay Packers which are the teams her family has supported for generations. Joan has been thrilled to see the progression of opportunities for girls to participate and compete in sports. She was just like her father and loved to tell jokes.


Visitation for friends and family will be held from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday March 26, 2023 at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, 500 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio. Her funeral service will begin at 10:00am on Monday, March 27, 2023 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W Sandusky St, Findlay, OH and will be officiated by Rev. Cathy Davis.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Joan’s name to; Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary, 306 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840 or Findlay Youth Baseball at


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March 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home
500 Lima Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
March 27, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
120 West Sandusky Street
Findlay, OH 45840


Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary
306 Lima Avenue, Findlay OH 45840

Findlay Youth Baseball


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