2018-01-10 / Obituaries


JOANNE JOYCE PALEK, 79, of Flint (formerly of Columbiaville), passed away January 5, 2018 at Genesys Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born February 24, 1938, in Fostoria, to Arnold and Doris Allen. She later married William Palek. Joanne was an active member in PACE at Genesys Hospital and Citizens Probation of Lapeer for 30 years. She enjoyed bowling, knitting and crocheting - she often donated many pairs of mittens and hats to area schools, above all she loved spending time with her family and friends at PACE.

Joanne is survived by her sons, Joseph Palek, John Palek; siblings, Marlea Russett, Raymond Allen, Richard Allen; grandchildren, Charlotte (Doug) Helman, William Palek; close friends, Chris and Katie Moore, Greg and Karen Eason, Russ and Michelle Width and families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Doris; husband, William; and sister, Charlotte.

Memorial contributions in memory of Joanne may be made to Citizens Probation or PACE at Genesys Hospital.

Funeral service 12 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where friends may visit Friday 10 a.m. till time of service. Interment will be in Wood Lawn Cemetery.

Share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com

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