Joan Calouette Death, Obituary -On December 17, 2022, Joan L. Calouette, who had been a resident of Escanaba, Michigan all her life, passed away at the UP Health System – Marquette. She had reached the age of 85. She was born on December 2nd, 1937 in the city of Escanaba, and her parents were John and Yvonne (Beauchamp) Gallagher. She was the daughter of John and Yvonne.
Joan was born in Escanaba, where she also received her high school education and ultimately her diploma in 1956. Joan graduated from Escanaba High School. Joan and John C. Calouette exchanged their vows and became husband and wife on June 18, 1960, at St. Patrick’s Church in Escanaba. She was a devoted and loving mother to her two children, Sue and Kathleen, and a devoted and loving wife to her husband.
Her children were lucky to have such a devoted and loving mother. She spent a significant portion of her career managing the bakery at Super One Foods in Escanaba, where the store is located. In addition to being a skilled embroiderer, she cherished the time she was able to spend in Farmington Hills with her grandchildren. She was an avid fan of the city. Joan was a member of the St. Anthony Church and was active there in the community of Wells.
Surviving members of her family include her husband, John, who currently resides in Escanaba; their two daughters, Sue (Al) Harvala of Gladstone and Kathleen Stevenson of Farmington Hills, Michigan; their grandchildren, Jessica Stevenson, Ryan Stevenson, Alex Harvala, Chaz Harvala, and Trent (McKenzie) Harvala; their sisters, Patricia Johnson, Betty (Jim) LaVigne, and Mary (Art) Mayers; their sisters in law, Joan
Her husband’s parents, Dennis Johnson and Wally Nye, as well as her in-laws Bob and Charlotte Calouette, Bonnie and Wayne Teal, Don Calouette, and Mike and Joyce Calouette, all passed away before she did. She was preceded in death not only by her own parents but also by the parents of her husband and children.
On Thursday, December 22, the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba, which can be found at 302 South 13th Street, will be open for visitation from noon to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, which is located at 6596 N 3rd Street in Wells. The Reverend Rick Courier will preside over the ceremony. The Gardens of Rest Mausoleum will serve as the location for the interment and the committal services.