Joanne Yeaster

South Branch, Michigan
November 22, 1941 - December 22, 2019

Service Location

American Legion, 429 West Main, Hale, Michigan 48739


A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the American Legion, 429 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.

Obituary Notice

Joanne Yeaster, age 78, passed away on December 22, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Donald; dear children, Vickie Jo (Bruce) Roth and Ronald (Deborah) Yeaster; grandchildren, Linzey (Braden) Cytlak and Dakota Yeaster; siblings, Chloe Perisi and David “Bucky” Polcik.

Joanne loved children and caring for others as many recognized her from her years serving as a playground supervisor and daycare staff. She was gifted with a green thumb and tended to plants inside and outside of the house, as well as gardens around her property. Mrs. Yeaster enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, bird watching and feeding. Joanne was a member of the American Legion and avid country music fan, especially Johnny Cash and Allen Jackson.

Joanne raised a beautiful family and made the BEST cookies and chili! She will be missed dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the American Legion in Hale, Michigan. Online condolences may be offered at


To the family of Joanne, We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss our sister.
Sincerely, Your sisters in the American Auxiliary 422.
— Marlene Noll Polishak
To the family of Joanne. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Randy and Janet Murphy
— Murphy
I am so sad. My Aunt Joanne was always so kind to me. I haven’t seen her much in recent years but always loved her.
— David “Joey” Polcik
Don, I’m so sorry to hear about Joann. My prayers are with you.
— Joyce McDonagh
Very sorry for your loss, Vickie.
— Tom and Sheila Root
So sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family long time neighbor. Rest in peace.your neighbor Karen Dowd Reynolds.
— Karen Reynolds
I am so sad. I’ll always remember my kind and loving Aunt Joanne. Please Rest In Peace honey.
— Dave “Joey” Polcik
so sad to here about my sweet cousin even through we were not together very much she was always in my heart love you buddy and prayers for Don and family
— jonie and bud mcdowell
So sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Randy and Peggy Huber
— Peggy
We were so sorry to hear of your mom's death, Vickie. Please know we are thinking about you and your family and have you in our prayers.
— Carl and Sylvia Stoddard
I am trying to reach Joanne’s daughter Vicky. I am her cousin. Could you have her call me 847-494-0638.

Thank you
— David Polcik
Sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers. Joanne was a longtime friend & classmate.
— Patricia ( Krebs) Payer
Murray and I are so sorry to hear of JoAnne's passing. She was such fun, and always laughing. Love to your family.
— Murray and Eva Vandefifer

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