Bay City, Michigan
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 78. She was born May 7, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Byron E. and Margaret E. (Roe) Moreau. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1955 and enjoyed singing in the acappella choir there. Joan married Levi S. Steinhoff on October 6, 1956 in St. Andrew’s Church in Saginaw and he survives her. She began her career as a ward clerk at St. Mary’s Hospital and later transitioned into private home care. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Women’s Circle, Ladies’ Auxiliary and volunteered for the funeral luncheons. Joan was a charter member and first President of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Knights of Columbus Council #414 and in her earlier years was a member of the Eastern Star. Joan made the best chocolate chip cookies. pasty maker, baker and homemaker. When the children were home she was very involved in their PTA and activities at school and every election season you would find Joan working the polls at Dorland School. She loved football, college or professional it really did not matter but her favorite team was the Detroit Lions.
Surviving besides her husband Levi are four daughters: Debra Sellars, Linette (Gary Chuhran) Neumeyer, Mary (Patrick) McKellip and Alice (Frank) Karpinski, her precious dog, Lola, eleven grandchildren: Richard (Heather) Neumeyer II, David (Tiara) Gerard, Sari (Bryan) Custer, Wesley (Darcee Lynch) Gerard, Ali, Youssef Elghoul, Levi, Frank II, and Anthony Karpinski, Zayn and Mohammed Alaoui, nine great grandchildren: Richard III, Rylee, Jacklin, Meagan, Ayden, Victoria, Carson, Harper and Harlee, sisters and brothers in-law and many nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by three brothers: Robert, Charles and John “Jack” Moreau, a sister, Marcia Jaster and a son in-law, Craig Sellars.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and entombment will be in St. Patrick Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 10:00 am. A Parish Vigil Service for Joan will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Diabetes Association.