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Joyce Irene Meek

October 12, 1930 September 19, 2017
Joyce Irene Meek
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JOYCE IRENE (SCHMIT) MEEK, of Hartland, Michigan, a loving mother, wife, grandmother, and friend, passed away on September 19, 2017.

Joyce was born in Detroit, October 12, 1930, graduate of Cooley High School, 1948, and IBM Business school 1948. She was a loved and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who focused her energies on being a positive inspiration to everyone that knew her. She warmly welcomed everyone with her loving smile and hosted many Sunday dinners and lovely holiday meals in her home. She faithfully traveled with her husband during his years as an air force officer, living in Okinawa, and other air force bases including Biloxi, Mississippi, where their first son, Jeff, was born. She began raising her family in Plymouth, Michigan, before moving to Hartland, Michigan, where she became an active member of the community. Another love of her life was serving her church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, as the Alter Guild President and Sunday School teacher for many years. After retiring to Florida and Kentucky, she returned to Hartland, Michigan, to live out her last days with her devoted husband, family, and caregiver, Jennie Shankster.

She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Meek; children, Jeff (Barb) Meek, Karen (Rick) Essenburg, Randy (Tammy) Meek, Diane Russell, Judy (Wade) Haddad; grandchildren, Sonnet, Jennifer, Heidi, Jeffrey, Jonathan, Katie, David, Patricia, Ryan, Daniel, Christopher, Nathan, Autumn, Joseph, and Adeline; great-grandchildren, Teddy, Jonathan Liam, Avery, and Ansley; sister, Kathy (Tom) Crowel; brother-in-law, Dave Pixley; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Frieda Schmit, and sister, Virginia Pixley.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 AM at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13667 Highland Road, Hartland, Michigan. The Rev. Dr. Frank J. Pies to officiate.

Memorials may be made in her name to Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church or Our Savior Lutheran School (formerly Child of Christ Lutheran School)

For further information, please phone 810.229.2905.

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11:00 AM 10/21/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/21/2017 12:00:00 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church

13667 Highland Rd
Hartland, MI 48353

Our Savior Lutheran Church
13667 Highland Rd Hartland 48353 MI
United States

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