JoAnn Carlson, age 89 of Onekama died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
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She was born December 28, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Mike and Lela (Burkett) Lambert. She graduated from Austin High School in Chicago, followed by 2 years of college also in Chicago. On July 18, 1953, she married Darwin Eugene Carlson at the Onekama Trinity Lutheran Parsonage. He preceded her in death on February 26, 2014. She was employed as a secretary in the Woodland Department at Packaging Corporation of America from 1951 to 1988. She also briefly was employed by the Onekama School System.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama. She loved painting, reading and computers.
JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Darla (Ron) McCrumb of Bangor; granddaughter, Diana JoAnn McCrumb; sister Sandra Lambert of Onekama, brother Mike (Dorothy) Lambert of Onekama; two granddaughters; Ginny Stoddard & Stephanie Craker, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her son, David Carlson in 2005.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Oak Grove Funeral Home &
Cremation Center in Manistee with Pastor Jacob Sherry officiating. Final interment will be in the Onekama Village Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until time of service.
Memorial contributions in memory of JoAnn Carlson may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church of Onekama
Please visit JoAnn’s personal book of memories page at www.oakgrovefh to share a story or photo.
The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.