Joan A. Dahlke

Prescott, Michigan
January 5, 1937 - June 9, 2018


Friday, June 15, 2018 from 10 to 11 am at Faith Alive Church

Service Location

Faith Alive Church


Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Faith Alive Church 2948 Hansen Road, West Branch, MI

Obituary Notice

Joan Alma Dahlke, age 81 of Prescott, MI, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on January 5, 1937 in Springfield, MO to Orville & Jessie (Foster) French. She married Donald Dahlke and they lived in Flint for 20 years moving to Prescott in 1973. She worked as a cook at Alley’s Pickin Chicken in West Branch for 20 years.

She was a member of the Skidway Lake Baptist Church. Joan loved attending her church, spending time with family, visiting friends, feeding her birds and deer and sitting with her beloved cat, Baby.

She is survived by her daughters, Crystal (Ryan) Ostrander of Whittemore and Tina (Rich) Casanova of West Branch; grandchildren, Tabby (Lance) Andrews, Heather (Ryan) Stoll, Larry Johnson, Jr.,Staci Ostrander, Chase Ostrander, Ben Casanova, Nicole (Chris) Wright, Jacob Casanova; great grandchildren, Nate Johnson, Jasmine Andrews, Noah Andrews, Nate Casanova, Emma Wright, Ella Wright; brother Jerry French of Surprise, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Dahlke in 1999 and daughter, Donette Johnson in 2011.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Faith Alive Church, 2945 Hansen Road, West Branch with visitation with the family from 10 to 11 am. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Crystal, Ryan and family. I am so sorry about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Joan.
— Dorothy Lehman
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my heart and I will keep you in my prayers. May the peace of Christ bring you comfort.
— Chrissy Sneden
You were a part of my life as a kid. I've never forgotten you and never will. You took care of your girls and always wanted the best for them. You lived at a time when, in my opinion, there weren't a lot of options for a woman's life. You did good! You will be missed and thought of with love!
— Rene
Condolences to all of the family and friends of Joan Dahlke.
— Mary Ellen and Leroy Good
Love prayers comfort & peace to your family she is now with her husband & tho she will be missed she is happy to see her Savior & Lord.
— Jennifer (McGeathy) Thompson
Crystal, Ryan and family; We have empathy in regards to the lost of your mother/grandmother. Your memories of her will live in your hearts forever. God will Bless her.
— Sondra and Richard Ostrander
So very sorry for your loss. Your mom, dad, your entire family were the first people I met up here. And your mom was always so nice to me. She will be missed. Prayers for all of you during this time.
— Rene' and Jeff Shelton
Heart felt sympathies. Praying for serenity, calmness and clarity during your time of grief. Know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Johnette Risden
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Joan for many years at Alley's. I had seen her a few years ago shopping at Walmart and we caught up. Will never forget her.
— Faith Sandow

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