Joan G. Maier

Died Aug. 28, 2019


Joan G. Maier, 86, of Mio passed away at the Villa at Rose City on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

Joan was born in Mio on Dec. 23, 1932, to Orson and Magdalena (Schrott) Sherwood. She graduated from Mio High School with the class of 1952. Joan married Robert Maier on June 25, 1954, in the Mio United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Royce officiating. She had worked at Whitney’s Drug Store and Frick Insurance Agency. She and Robert also owned and operated Ye Olde Towne Shoppe in Mio. She later worked for the Wurtsmith Credit Union in Mio and Fairview. Joan also worked at the Oscoda County Library later in life. Joan was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mio and the Mio Red Hats, and a former member of the Mio Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, cooking and traveling.

Joan is survived by her son, Dennis Maier of Mio; her sister, Roberta “Bobbie” Willett of Charlevoix; her sister-in-law, Ellen Sherwood of Fairview; her cousin, Roma Galbraith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert, on June 27, 2010; her brother, Lee Sherwood; and her sister, Judy Kilby.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with a vigil prayer service and rosary offered by St. Mary Parish, beginning at 7 p.m. Joan will lie in state Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mio, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Santiago Hoyumpa as celebrant. Interment will follow the Mass at Mentor Township Cemetery, Mio.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Villa of Rose City and Hospice Compassus for the kindness, compassion, visits and prayers shared with “Joanie.”

Memorial donations may be made to the Our Lady of the Woods Shrine Restoration Fund, Hospice Compassus or to the activities department at the Villa at Rose City.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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