Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 20, 2012

Joanne Catherine Waslawski


TRAVERSE CITY — Joanne Catherine Waslawski, 87, of Traverse City, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Bay Ridge Assisted Living.

Joanne was born on Aug. 29, 1925, in Traverse City, to the late Leo and Maribelle (Sieber) Winowiski. She married Joseph J. Waslawski on Nov. 29, 1948, in Traverse City, at St. Francis Catholic Church.

Joanne was an active member at St. Francis Catholic Church and also in the Eagles Auxiliary.

She retired from Burke Lures in 1990 and enjoyed volunteering for the needy.

Surviving Joanne are her twin sister, Jeannette Herzina; niece, Patty (Lauren) Chapple; and many other loving family members and friends.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; older sister, Pug Renwick; and her brothers-in-law, Dick Olman and Mike Herzina.

Visitation for Joanne will take place on Friday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary recitation at 6:30 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church. Fr. Kenneth Stachnik will preside. Burial will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Francis Catholic Church or Hospice of Michigan.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bay Ridge Assisted Living and Hospice of Michigan for their loving care.

Please sign Joanne's online guestbook at