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Joan Isabel Schwartz

October 30, 1929 April 21, 2018
Joan Isabel Schwartz
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Obituary for Joan Isabel Schwartz

Joan Isabel Schwartz, 88, of Lapeer, formerly of Macomb Township, died Saturday April 21, 2018. She was born in Detroit on October 30, 1929 to James and Isabel (Grant) McLean. Joan married John F. Schwartz on November 15, 1952 in Grosse Pointe Farms.

Joan earned her master’s degree in teaching from Michigan State University and was a high school biology teacher in the L'Anse Creuse Public School District. She enjoyed camping and campfires, the beautiful sound of nature’s “weeping rocks”, equestrian competition, and traveling the world. Her most recent adventure took her and two of her sons to the glacial peaks of Mt. Cook in New Zealand. Joan was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, where she was active with the soup kitchen, and was a fund-raising member of the Lapeer Business & Professional Women’s Club. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Joan is survived by her sons: Grant (Constance) Schwartz, Eric (Kathryn) Schwartz, and Kurt (Judy) Schwartz; her grandchildren: Lauren, Eric, Chris & Theresa, Michele, Cody & Jessica, Anna & Nick, Kathryn, and Rachel; great-grandchildren: Greenly, McKenna, Milena, Mattie, Nicholas, and Benjamin; as well as special family member Ken (Brenda) DeMiglio. She was preceded in death by her husband John, her brothers James and John McLean, and her parents.

Joan’s family has entrusted Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer with cremation, per her own wishes. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Lapeer on May 26, 2018 at 11:00 am. Please continue to check the Muir Brothers website for updates concerning services, or call the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Lapeer; the Alzheimer’s Association, or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences and memories may be left at

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11:00 AM 5/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Grace Episcopal Church

735 West Nepessing St.
Lapeer, MI 48446

Grace Episcopal Church
735 West Nepessing St. Lapeer 48446 MI

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