At age 76, passed away on January 11, 2019. She was born March 22, 1942 in Ann Arbor, MI the daughter of Earl and Mary (Heatley) Weinkauf.
Joan had lived in the Chelsea area most of her life. She loved people, enjoyed spending time with her family, participated in activities at the Chelsea Senior Center, and attended St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and watching old movies. Joan retired from Chelsea Community Hospital after 28 years of service.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Mary Bareis and Phyllis Crawford, and two brothers-in-law, Michael Oates and Robert Crawford.
Surviving are her sister, Judy Oates of Virginia, brother-in-law, Oscar Bareis of Chelsea, and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11am from St. Mary Catholic Church with V. Rev. Dr. William J. Canon Turner presiding. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 10-11am.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Senior Center of Chelsea.
Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.