Joan Elizabeth Garber

East Tawas, Michigan
July 18, 1936 - November 11, 2018


Wednesday, November 14,2018
10:00 AM until the time of service.

Service Location

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12 O'clock Noon

Obituary Notice

Joan Elizabeth Garber (Qualls)
Joan was born on July 18th, 1936 and passed away peaceful November 11th, 2018 surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held 12 PM Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 AM- 12 PM. Joan was previously a resident of the Flint area and retired to East Tawas, Michigan in 1993, where she resided for 25 years. Joan worked for the Flint Board of Education in which she retired from in 1982. Joan married her loving husband Lee (Jesse) on June 21st, 1958. Together they raised their daughter Lisa (John). Joan had two granddaughters Lindsey (Michael) and Sarah (Nick), who she loved with her entire heart. Joan had a passion for baking and gardening. She was devoted to her faith. Joan believed the little things meant the most to people, she strived to make each person she would meet feel important and loved. Her smile and caring personality will be missed by her family, all of her loving friends and her coffee group (The Golden Girls).
Joan was preceded in death by her father Minor Qualls, her mother Helen Qualls (born Marshall), brother Eldo, sister Kathleen and husband Landon (who raised in her Michigan), and her daughter Deborah Kay. In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make contributions to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


Dear Lee, Lisa, Lindsey and Sarah,
We are so sorry for your loss. Joan was a sweet, beautiful caring person who loved all of you unselfishly. How wonderful for all of you to have had such love in your life. May your loving memories of her help you through these hard times.
All our love,
Craig and Betty Coon
— Betty Coon
Lisa, Lindsey An Sarah - my heart breaks for you all of you. Your mom/grandma was such sweet person. I know how all of you loved her an how close you all were to her. Hugs to all of you. I’ll keep u In my prayers.
— Laurie Perigo
Dear Lisa,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Carolyn Harris
Joan was such a wonderful and loving soul. I’m SO happy Gaye and I were able to know such a beautiful lady. Always would ask how the family was doing. This gentle loving Joan will definitely be missed by us and many, many more. So sorry Lee for your loss. 🙏. Love Bruce and Gaye
— Bruce Bennett
Lisa, Lindsay and Sarah. We are very sorry to hear about your mom and grandma. We know how much she meant to you all. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Keep the memories. Know she is watching over you all.
— Mike, Lori and Trent McCann
Sarah I’m so sorry for you to experience this
Lifting you all up in prayers
I’m hear to chat love you
— Heidi and Mark
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Lisa I remember your mom so well. She was so kind and I know how much you loved her. I wish I was there to hug you. I think about you often.
— Your old neighbor and friend ~ Lisa Jeffords aka Lisa Parkin
Dear Lee and family...God needed another Angel....Joan was 1 of the most wonderful people I have ever met...I am so fortunate to have been able to call her a friend...R.I.P.. dear lady
— Patti Whitford
Lisa, Lindsey, Sarah you know how much I love all of you and I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you and she was such a great influencing all of your lives I wish you all the greatest strength through these hard times love always Nicole Ross your old next door neighbor
— nicole ross
Lee and family-we will certainly miss one of the sweetest ladies we know-I will never forget the bread pudding because of the love baked in it-it was our privilege to share this life with her-much love Earl and Thelma
— Earl Terrence O'Loughlin

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