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Marlton, NJ
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Joanne Van Istendal
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Obituary for Joanne Van Istendal

Joanne Van Istendal, farmer, dental hygienist and mother grew up in Medford and Marlton, and attended Collingswood school system. She graduated from Collingswood High School, where she was captain of the NJ Scholastic Field Hockey Championship Teams and was honored with most athletic award. She graduated with honors from Temple University School of Dental Hygiene in 1961. She played on the Temple championship field hockey team. Mother of 4 beloved children, Darral, Denney, Deanne and Alden. Also survived by her grandson Anthony. She worked for her beloved father Dr. Fred Van Istendal for over 38 years as a dental hygienist. Farming, raising and breeding race horses, and exotic birds, peacocks, pheasants, etc. was her passion. A 4-H leader, member of the Burlington County Breeders Council and was Program Assistant for the Burlington County Extension Service. She was trained NJ State Wildlife Rehabilitator for 30 years. Life member of Archaeological Society of NJ where she served as first vice president. Also a member of the Batsto Citizens Committee and agricultural chairman and founder of the County Living Fair. Life member of Friends of Batsto. Served on the National Park Services Pinelands Committee. Worked with Smithsonian Pinelands Folk Life Project. Wildlife Specialist for the Powhatan Renape Nation. Feather merchant, taxidermist. Designed nature trails and wrote text for Powhatan Renape Nation, Published author of NJ archaeology, artist. Inducted in Collingswood Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Funeral services will be private.
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