JoAnn Karinen, 81, of Imlay City, died Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her home. JoAnn Evelyn Roedel was born January 26, 1939 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late John and the late Evelyn Roedel. She was a graduate of Madison Heights High School, Class of 1957. She married Alvin Edward Karinen on August 29, 1959 in Royal Oak, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; he died on June 12, 2006.

JoAnn was mostly a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed going to the Lamb-Steele Senior Center in Imlay City to visit with her friends.

She is survived by two sons, Jon (Kimberly) Karinen
of Attica, MI and Michael Karinen of Imlay City, MI; a sister, Jean Becker of Troy, MI; grandchildren, Heather, Nathan, Ryan and Paige; and great-grandchildren, Faith, Grace and Nevaeh. JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin (2006); and her son, Donald (2019).

A graveside memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Imlay Township Cemetery, 683 N. Fairgrounds Rd., Imlay City, MI.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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