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Joan Freda (Cook) Huhn

July 2, 1937 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

     Joan Freda Huhn, age 84, of DeWitt passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  She was born on July 2, 1937 to Elizabeth and Arnold Cook in Ionia, MI.  She married Carl Huhn on May 9th, 1964.  They were married for 56 years living together on their family farm while raising their two children; Anne and Mike.  Joan worked for Michigan State University in her early years as a secretary in the food science department.

     Joan dedicated her life to working on the farm where she could always be found driving a tractor, tending to her flowers, or working in her garden. She enjoyed raising her children and assisting her grandchildren in all of their 4-H projects.  She would spend countless hours with her grandchildren working on sewing projects or trying out new recipes.  She loved going for bike rides around the farm and looking at all of the different flowers.  She was also an avid painter and would spend lots of time with her grandchildren teaching them while watching Bob Ross tutorials.  She loved to travel with her children and to see her grandchildren all across the country.  When she would travel, you would always find her collecting flowers that she would bring home to press that you would someday receive in a birthday or anniversary card.

     Joan was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Elizabeth Cook, her siblings: Julius Cook, Marie Cook (Harvey), Norman Cook, Revella Cook (Lawless), Lorraine Cook (Pohl), and William Cook.  She is survived by her husband, Carl Huhn, her two children: Anne (Foster) Kurburski of Harbor Springs and Mike (Kim) Huhn of DeWitt; sibling and brother-in-law Wilma (Cook) and Francis Trierweiler, sister-in-law Marie Cook, as well as her eight grandchildren: John, Elizabeth, Emily, Katie, Peter, and Luke Kurburski, and Andrew and Joanne Huhn, she is also survived by lots of nieces and nephews.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns, MI, with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams presiding.  Burial will take place at DeWitt City Cemetery in DeWitt, MI.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6-8 P.M. with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI, and again on Monday, January 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul or Michigan 4-H in memory of Joan.  Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes – Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 9, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Rosary
Sunday
January 9, 2022

7:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Visitation
Monday
January 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

Funeral Service
Monday
January 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes- St. Johns, MI - Osgood Chapel
104 East Cass Street
St. Johns, MI 48879

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