IRON MOUNTAIN - Joan M. Snowdon, 77, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital with her family at her side.
She was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Leonard and Ellen Lindholm. Joan graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1953 and was a lifelong resident of the area.
She worked for more than 20 years as deli manager for Super One Foods, retiring in 2000. Joan was a member of First Lutheran Church, the Red Hat Society and Friends of the Museum. She was an instrumental part of the World War II Glider Project.
Joan was a great cook and she enjoyed looking through cookbooks and trying new recipes.
She also enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, overnight casino trips with her friends and passing the time on her Kindle Fire. Joan loved spending time with her family, especially at family gatherings and around the holidays.
She is survived by three children, Lori (Ron) Noskey of Negaunee, Randy (Susan) Snowdon of Escanaba and Michael (Cara) Snowdon of Iron Mountain; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) Ebertsch, Jessica Noskey, Jeff Snowdon, Ben Noskey, Michael Snowdon Jr., Jennifer (Jason) Pepin and Desiree Calouette (fianc, Steve); six great-grandchildren, Osten Roberts, Ellie Pepin, Braiden and Braileigh Noskey, Olivia Ebertsch and Gavin Snowdon; four brothers, Leonard (Robin) Lindholm, Robert (Patsy) Lindholm, Roger (Kathy) Lindholm and Neil (Terry) Lindholm; her lifelong best friend, Armine Mattia; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Snowdon and a grandson, Jesse Snowdon.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Rev. James Lindgren will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
Pallbearers will be Neil, Robert and Roger Lindholm, Ron and Ben Noskey, and Jeff Snowdon.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Joan Snowdon online at ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.