Joan Bucinski Scheffer

June 13, 1943 — Nov. 23, 2019

Joan Bucinski Scheffer, 76, of Star City, passed away at 6:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Woodbridge Health Campus in Logansport.

Born on June 13, 1943, in Kewanna, was the daughter of the late Leo and Virginia Bucinski.

She was a graduate of Winamac High School and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette. 

Joan was a registered nurse at Pulaski Memorial Hospital for many years. She was an avid Cubs fan who enjoyed bingo, reading, bowling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters: Tammy [Donny] Powers of Winamac, Patty [Brian] Scheffer of Star City, Judy [Jeremey] Rasmussen of Star City, and Jo [Jim] Runk of Star City; grandchildren: Melissa Hickle, SaDonna Mayer, Tonya Kasten, Rose Criswell, Seth Barton, Bryce Rasmussen, Kallie Rasmussen, Hunter Peterson, Brennen Runk and Kaden Runk; sister Mary [Joe] Wegner, brother Tom [Brenda] Bucinski; and several great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by sister Janice Shultz and brother Joe Bucinski.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Harrison Chapel, Royal Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at

Please sign Joan’s online guestbook or leave a condolence for the family at

(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 27, 2019)

Pulaski County Journal

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