Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 17, 2013

Joanne Eastman

KALKASKA — Joanne “Jo” Barbara Eastman, age 70, passed away at her home in Kalkaska on Sunday, July 14, 2013. She was born on July 7, 1943 in Detroit to the late Ernest and Margaret Fargo.

Jo married Lynn W. Eastman on July 18, 1964 in Romulus. They moved to Kalkaska in 1971 where Jo worked as a waitress and manager at Nick’s/Manistee Lake Resort on Manistee Lake, a teacher’s aide for special needs children in Montcalm County, and most recently as a caregiver for Community Mental Health in Traverse City. She retired in 2005.

Jo enjoyed quilting, gardening, and being in the great outdoors. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Jo is survived by her loving husband of almost 48 years, Lynn; her daughter, Lori Lynn Eastman of Kalkaska; and her siblings, Ernest S. Fargo of Ypsilanti and Marion Michaelson of Ala.

Memorials may be given in Jo’s memory to The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73123-1718 or to Susan G. Komen, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

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No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.

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