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Joanne Dorothy Pilon
Date of Death: April, 01 2017

          Joanne Dorothy Pilon, 73 of Spalding, recently a resident of Tendercare Health-Center in Munising, went to be with the Lord on Saturday April 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving children following a brief illness . She was born on August 29, 1943 in Iron Belt, WI, the daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Strick) Levra. On May 4, 1961 she married the late James Pilon in Iron Belt, WI.
          She was a member of St. John Neumann Church and enjoyed her volunteer work at Pinecrest, her participation with the Saint Anne's Society, cribbage, puzzles, reading, board games, baking and taking walks with friends. In her younger years Joanne loved playing slow pitch softball, and was one heck of a pitcher. She was also a tried and true Detroit sports fan.
Joanne was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, who will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends and all of the new family and friends she met at Tendercare in Munising.
          She is survived by her brother: Ronald Levra, her children: Donald (Shandra) of Winlock WA, Brenda (Bryan) of Munising, MI and Tanya of Bremerton, WA, her grandchildren: Alex, Brody, Kacie and Hayley, as well as several nieces and nephews.
          Joanne was preceded in death by her parents and her husband: Jim Pilon.
          Friends may call from 12:00 (NOON) to 2:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday April 5, 2017 at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday at the church with Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall. Burial will take place in the Spalding Township Cemetery later in the spring.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding are assisting the Pilon family.
          In lieu of cards and flowers, her family requests donations be made to: (St. Jude Children's Hospital-Tributes, P.O. Box 1000 Department #142, Memphis, TN 38148).

  • "We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady with a great sense of humor. We always enjoyed seeing her. She always had a hug for everyone. Grandma P will be missed. "
    -Don, Brenda, & Megan

  • "Bren, Don, Tanya, and families, No words can express the sadness we feel for you. Remember that you all brought her joy, and she knew she was loved. Hold tight to each other, cherish your special memories, and know that she is now at peace. Love, Jim and Kim"
    -Kim & Jim

  • "Joanne was a lovely lady, and it was a joy to be her nurse. She was one of the ones who made you feel like it's all worth it. She will be missed, everyone loved her at Tendercare, RIP.. Joanne"
    -Kathy carr

  • "Thinking of you all during this difficult time and sending hugs and prayers your way🙏🏼. Cathy and Mike Sowa"
    -Cathy Burley-Sowa

  • "Brenda and Family: We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Our hearts are with you and yours throughout this sad time."
    -John & Lisa Cromell

  • "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We just loved Joanne when she stayed with us during the time Uncle Ron was hospitalized in Marshfield. I wish we were closer so we could have been there to see her. Debbie and Ken Forrest & Family "
    -Debbie Forrest

  • "So Sorry for your loss Brenda, Tanya & Families. Sending thoughts & prayers during this time."
    -Tonia Ohlson

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