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“Karla & Karol - So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. God Bless All! The Richards...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Gene Richards - Waterford, MI

“To all Of Joanns family, This is Donna Perry Faye and Marvin KOehlers daughter from Ohio. I am so sorry to hear of Joanns passing. We kept in touch...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Perry - Cincinnati, OH

“Deepest Sympathy from the Ray & Joyce Beaudrie Family ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Denise (Beaudrie) Reaume - MI

“I would like to say that 4 years ago just before XMAS Joan called me to wish me a Merry XMAS and to tell me what she was doing and wanted to hear...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Stan McFarland - FL

“I wish I could be there to hold all of my cousins and share in their sadness of our loss, and to honour and celebrate the beautiful soul of JoAnn...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: janet meyer - Basel Switzerland

“Dear Family - sorry for your loss. I too have fond memories of visiting her throughout my life, the farm in MI, and her homes in Flat Rock and...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Randy McFarland - Nephew

“Dear family, I am deeply saddened by Aunt JoAnn's death. I fondly remember spending time at her house in Kalamazoo. As a child she the one who...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Nina Boone - Clearwater, FL

“Dear Cousins! I am so sorry for our loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I always admired and appreciated her energy, the joy that she had for...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Dawn Brabson - Clearwater, FL

“So wish I could be there in Flat Rock to celebrate Aunt JoAnn's life and entrance into heaven with my cousins. I will always fondly remember my...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dan Meyer - Cincinnati, OH

“Ryan , Justin and family . Sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: milt - baxter, TN

“Dear Karla I'm sorry you lost your dear Mother. The Lord be with you and your family at this sad time Love, Joanne from St Mary's Rockwood grade...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: joanne laduke emery - MI

“JoAnn was a very dear person. She was always so warm and loving, and she made me feel at home and welcome. I know you will all miss her but there...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Meyer - Columbus, OH

“Grandma JoAnn was such such a bright light and her spirit will live on within her extended family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all you. We...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: The Nichols Family - Lithia, FL

“I pray that your Mom is resting in the arms of our beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus. Can't you just picture her when she first laid eyes on Jesus? ...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Shively - S. Rockwood, MI

“Dear Kathy, Karyn, Kristina, Karla and Karol, I am holding you all in my heart with so many fond memories of your mother! And of course all of you :-...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Diane Zantop - Boca Raton, FL

“Karol? I wanted to say again that I send prayers and well wishes during this time. I so appreciate YOU in my Facebook space and so I clearly see why...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Natasha Roland - OH - FB Friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed having JoAnn come to Iowa with Grandpa George. We also enjoyed she and her friend stopping by while...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Fran and Gay Bowden - West Union, IA

“I met your mom over forty years ago and my cousin Phil's wedding. I will never forget how gracious of a person she was, and how friendly. I am so...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: sandra O'Banion - Gray, LA


Zerkel, JoAnn Louise, age 87 of Flat Rock, formerly of Homosassa, FL, passed away March 28, 2015. Loving mother of Kathryn (John) Mangan, Karyn (Steven) Marriott, Kristina (James) Adams, Karla (Randy) Cobb, and Karol Gore. Proud grandmother of Ryan (Sarah) Ashburn, Justin (Alissa) Ashburn, Kelley (Drew) Hutcheson, Jeremiah Marriott, Sarah (Phil) Gargiulo, Fr. James Adams, Jessie (Joey) Martinez, Joshua (Katelyn) Adams, Jennifer (Anthony) Stepke, Hannah Cobb, Nathan Cobb, Zachary Cobb, Caleb Cobb, Rachel (Andrew) Peiffer, Michael Gore, and Jacob Gore. Proud great grandmother of Tyler, Alexa, Trenton, Taylor, and Taryn Ashburn, Luke Marriott, Karyn, Steven, and Isaac Gargiulo, Damian and Jordan Martinez, Bella and A.J. Peiffer, Dominic Gore, and 3 great grandchildren on the way. Also survived by her sister Virginia (Dick) Meyer, brother Jim (Joan) Schlumbohm, and brother in law Stan McFarland. JoAnn is preceded in death by grandson Andrew Cobb, sister Caryln McFarland, as well as her parents George and Iletha Schlumbohm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 32477 Church St., Rockwood, MI 48173.