Joan Phistry

Obituary of Joan Phistry

Joan Phistry, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Burgess Square Healthcare & Rehab Center in Westmont. Joan was born in Chicago on April 27, 1940. In 1956 she married Thomas A. Phistry, Sr.; the two celebrated 57 years of marriage before his passing in 2013. They resided in New Lenox and owned and operated her video business in Frankfort for many years. Joan and Tom enjoyed traveling, Disneyworld, camping, fishing, and most of all spending time with family and friends. 


She is survived by her children JoEllyn Yanke (Dale), Thomas A. (Connie) Phistry, Jr., and Sue (Rick) Bower; her grandchildren, Rocky (Maureen) Mondello, Anthony (Sarah) Mondello, Thomas (Nichole) Phistry, Kimberly (Jakub) Phistry,  Daniel Phistry, Nicolette Bower, and Rick (Traci) Bower; great-grandchildren Zachary, Bella, Sebastian, Melania, Lily, Vincent, Marlie, Ryan, and James. She is also survived by her beloved brother, Ted (Geri) Jarzabek; her sister, Nancy and many cousins. 


She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Phistry, Sr.; her parents, Oscar and Ann Erhardt; and many loved aunts and uncles.


Joan’s family would like to sincerely thank Burgess Square Healthcare and Angels Grace Hospice for the excellent care given to their mother in the past months and her final days.


Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family service to scatter the ashes will be held at a later date.


Memorials in Joan’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Angels Grace Hospice of Bolingbrook would be greatly appreciated.


Arrangements entrusted to the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. For more information, please call 815-741-5500, or to leave an online condolence, visit her memorial tribute page at


A Memorial Tree was planted for Joan
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet