Susan M. Joerin

West Branch, Michigan
August 1, 1949 - September 27, 2018

Service Location

Faith Alive Church


A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. on September 29, 2018 at Faith Alive Church, 2945 Hansen Rd., West Branch, MI.

Obituary Notice

Susan Marie Joerin, 69, slipped peacefully into eternity on September 27, 2018 at her home in West Branch, Michigan.

Susan was born August 1, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Douglas and Mary Malear. She married the love of her life, Robert Joerin, on August 31, 1968. He survives to cherish her memory. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Catherine Malear.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by three sons, Christopher Joerin of West Branch, MI, Jonathan (Alana) Joerin of Ottawa Lake, MI and Steven Joerin of Wixom, Michigan and one daughter, Elizabeth (Jason) Persinger of Peoria, IL; four brothers, Douglas (Sui) Malear, Ralph (Diane) Malear, David (Marge) Malear, and Brad (Deanna) Malear; and two sisters Mary Ellen (Dan) Krause, and Linda (Bob) Burman; and nine grandchildren.

Susan graduated from Mount Clemons High School in 1967. She worked for Pinckney Community Schools retiring in 2015 as the Director of Transportation. Over their 50 years of marriage, Robert and Susan built a legacy together as they welcomed their four children and nine grandchildren. Susan filled their home with love and set about teaching biblical principles into each of the children and grandchildren. They remember her as a loving mother who always put others first and encouraged them to passionately pursue Jesus.

In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Susan was a friend to many. Her life touched many people and her legacy will live on. Susan was an active and dedicated member of Faith Alive Church in West Branch. She was full of love and will be missed by many.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. on September 29, 2018 at Faith Alive Church, 2945 Hansen Rd., West Branch, MI. Reverend Chad Deerman will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Susan’s life. The family would like to thank all friends and family for their prayers and support.


Elizabeth and family, I'm so sorry I couldn't be there today but I was thinking of you all and praying for you as I have been since I heard. What a wonderful lady she was and what a gift she gave in instilling the love of Jesus in her family. What a joyous reunion we'll have with her in Heaven one day xo
— Claire Jusino
Our sincere condolences to the family. What a great tribute today to a wonderful lady.
— Paul and Carol Hubbell
Sue’s celebration of life today was beautiful and no truer words on how amazing Sue was.
Grief has no end there will be happy thoughts and the the bleak days. One moment at a time and may all your memories of Sue bring you smiles so that you get through each day!
Prayers and thoughts for all family members!
Sue was an amazing person and friend to me!
God watch and guide you through hard days!
— Yolanda Suarez
I will truly miss my friend, Susie Q. She had helped me many times through some difficult times in my life. My prayers are with her family at this very sad time. Until we meet again.
— Lana Duffy
My heart is breaking for the friends and family that were left behind Sue was a wonderful warm and dear woman I will always remember her strength in the Lord and her love of family Rest in peace Sue
— Leslie Joerin
So sorry to hear this. I worked with Susan at the Pinckney Bus Garage, we shared our faith in God many times. Love and prayers to her family.
— Linda Crabtree Meikle
You are in our thoughts and prayers!
In love and sympathy,
Troy & Becky Kentzel
— Troy and Becky Kentzel
Sue and I were friends primarily in our childhood. Our parents knew each other when we were just babies. We graduated from MCHS together, and I attended her and Bob's wedding, and that was the last time I saw her. We just reconnected on Facebook last February, and we had hoped we could visit once again when she felt better. I am so saddened at her death. I have many fond memories of overnight stays and lots of laughter. I particularly love a memory I have of when Mary was babysitting me and my brother at their house on Don St. in Mt. Clemens. She would play the Everly Brothers "Wake Up Little Susie", and Paul Anka's "Diana" (the closest to my name, Diane). I can see her dancing and singing to Sue and I in their living room. I am so grateful to God for allowing us to briefly reconnect after so many, many years, and for giving me the opportunity to pray for Sue. My heartfelt sympathy to Bob and your entire family. May the love of Jesus Christ be with you to comfort and guide you.
— Diane Rondo Fanelli

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