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Joann Elizabeth Potoczak
Joann Elizabeth Potoczak
August 02, 1938 - May 30, 2013
Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Visitation: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon June 05, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Goetzville, Michigan
Mass of Christian Burial: 12:00 Noon June 05, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Goetzville, Michigan
Interment: June 05, 2013 at St. Stanislaus Cemetery-Goetzville, Michigan

Joann Elizabeth Potoczak, age 74, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, died May 30, 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was born August 2, 1938 in Goetzville, Michigan and was the oldest of six children born to Peter Charles and Wanda Victoria (Opolka) Postula. Joann grew up in Goetzville and graduated from DeTour High School in 1957. On September 28, 1957, she married Leonard Andrew Potoczak and they made their home in Dearborn Heights. Joann worked for John Hancock Insurance as an administrator to Ford employees. Joann was a member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Goetzville and St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Dearborn Heights. Joann was an avid reader who read a wide variety of magazines and books. She enjoyed shopping and listening to country music, especially the Grand Ole Opry. She joined the fan clubs of many country singers. She also enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. Joann had a fantastic memory for special dates, birthdays and anniversaries.

Joann is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Ames of Goetzville and Patrica (Harold) Matheson-McHale of Sault Ste. Marie; three brothers, Peter (Candace) Postula of DeTour Village, Ted (Sherry) Postula of Goetzville, and Norman (Joyce) Postula of Goetzville; sisters-in-law, Loretta Potoczak, Monica (William) Reinhold, and Rose Kulik; nieces and nephews, Lori (Jerry) Feilen, Gretchen (Al Cull) Postula, Tricia (Randy Fountain) Postula, Peter (Caralyn) Postula Jr., Gordie (Natalie) Postula, Todd (Jen) Postula, Sarah (Nathan) Hoffman. Andrea (Ryan) Greene, Andrew (Diedre) Postula, Todd Potoczak, Donald Reinhold, David (Victoria) Reinhold, Carrie (Doug) Lemon, Laura (Mark) Gibbard, and John Kulik; several great nieces and nephews; and friend and neighbor, Gerry Haliburda. Joann was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; niece, Terri Potoczak; and brothers-in-law, James Potoczak, Duane Ames, and Larry Kulik.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12:00 Noon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 12841 E. Traynor Road in Goetzville. Father Janusz Romanek will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Goetzville.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12:00 Noon at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, 12841 E. Traynor Road in Goetzville. Father Janusz Romanek will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Goetzville.

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