Joan M. Guernsey, age 83, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at Spectrum Health Blodgett in Grand Rapids.
A lifelong resident of the Sheridan area, Joanne was an active member of the Sheridan Congregational Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir, quilting, sewing, working on puzzles, reading, and riding her quad. Joanne also loved having her girlfriends over for coffee and games at her house, where countless memories were made, and millions of laughs were shared. She also enjoyed traveling and having coffee at the local restaurants.
Surviving Joanne are her daughters, Dixie Wandel of Sheridan, Lauri (Bob) Czarnecki of Crystal, Amy (Scott Linder) Russell of New Hampton, Iowa; sons, Todd Russell of Sheridan, Marty Russell of Greenville; grandchildren, Meranda Rauch of New Hampton, Iowa, Dusty Wandel of Sheridan, Nick (Krysta) Implom of Nunica, Tyler (Chyna) Implom of Nunica, Erynne (Carlon) Parmelee of Big Rapids, Riley Russell of Greenville; great grandchildren, Marissa, Diego, Owen, Ellie, Emilia, Colin, Kai; and her sister, Joyce Lacy of Grand Rapids.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle & Cecile (Wing) Sinclair; husband, Jerry Guernsey; and brother-in-law, Don Lacy.
A memorial service celebrating Joan’s life is being held on Thursday, December 30th, at the Sheridan Congregational Church (113 S. Main St.) beginning at 11 AM with Pastor Phil VanDop officiating.
For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Joanne’s memory the family suggests you direct them to the Sheridan Congregational Church. Envelopes will be available at the church on Thursday.