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Joan Margaret Poling

July 30, 1935 — May 17, 2017

Joan Margaret Poling, age 81, passed away May 17, 2017 at the Horizon in West Branch, MI. She was born on July 30, 1935 in Horton Township to Paul and Margaret (Reetz) Zettel. She had lived in West Branch since 2005 previously from Jackson, MI and Port Charlotte, FL. Joan was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch and the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Charlotte, FL. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, she spent many years as troop leader and spend countless hours helping with various activities and functions. She was a committee chairman and lunchroom supervisor for the St. Augusta Catholic Church in Kalamazoo. She as a member of the Ogemaw Historical Society, enjoyed selling AVON, and loved working as a manager of the Hallmark store in Jackson, MI. Joan and her husband were also involved in handicap riders with their faithful horses Tobar and Zork.

Joan is survived by her children MaryJo (Dave) Marciniak of West Branch, Timothy Poling of Jackson, and Richard (Michelle) Poling of Jackson, her grandchildren Tracy Lago, Adam (Becky) Poling, Matthew (Jessica Papka Smith) Marciniak, Corinn (Rodney) Szcygiel, Angela (Chadwick) Hampton, Brance Taylor (Carrie) Poling, Mitchell ( Jaclyn Clark) Poling, Devon (Steve) Beard, Paige Poling, Andrew Poling, and Brad (Jordan) Poling, her great grandchildren, Saiyuri Poling, Nadine Poling, Taytum Szcygiel, Saylor Szcygiel, Brance Poling, Guiliana Beard, Thierry Hampton, and Milan Hampton. She is also survived by her sister Jan (Barry) Wilkinson, Joyce Nelander, brother William Zettel, sisters in laws Mary Ida Jackson, and Carolee Poling, and many nieces and nephew.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Stacey Poling Sr. son, Stacey Jr. “Chip” Poling, brothers, Richard (Ike) Zettel, Jake (Connie) Zettel, and brothers in law John Tobin, James Nelander, Ted Jackson, Ben Tom Poling, and Paul Poling.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30am Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in West Branch. Visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of Mass. Fr. Patrick Maher will officiate.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Ogemaw Historical Society.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, May 22, 2017

9:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Monday, May 22, 2017

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

, West Branch, MI 48661

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