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Joan M. Karakuc

October 21, 1936 January 16, 2011
Joan M. Karakuc
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Obituary for Joan M. Karakuc

Joan M. Karakuc died peacefully January 16, 2011, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was 74 years old. Joan was born October 21, 1936 in St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada to Rose (nee Gusnoski) and Thomas Praznik.

An active and devoted volunteer, Joan belonged to many organizations, including the Christ Child Society and the Michigan State Medical Society Alliance. She was also a past president of the Oakland County Medical Science Allowance and a member since 1968. She worked with the local schools� reading and computer programs, canvassed for the Republican Party, and assisted in many capacities at her beloved church, Holy Name. She was also a passionate golfer; however, her ultimate passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. A woman of immense faith and devotion, she was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and church community.

Joan is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Raymond Karakuc, her children, David (Nancy) Karakuc and Patricia Thayer, and her grandchildren, Alexandra, Victoria, and Stewart Karakuc. She is also survived by her siblings, Irene (Steve) Omeniuk and Bernard (Margery) Praznik, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks (between 14-15 Mile Roads), Wednesday 2-6pm. Funeral at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Thursday 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30am.

Interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

Memorials appreciated to the Christ Child Society, 15751 Joy Road, Detroit 48228.

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