JoAnne Bates, 77, of Gaylord, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, Michigan.
She was born to Theodore and Alice (Weichert) Evans on November 16, 1943, in Pontiac, Michigan.
JoAnne enjoyed doing arts and crafts in her spare time. She also enjoyed cooking, especially when she was getting to spend time with her family. JoAnne loved animals.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
JoAnne is survived by her husband, Rickard; children, Theodore Bates and Tammy Bates; and sister, Marilyn Broders.
As per JoAnne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family has chosen to remember her privately at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, 256 Fairview Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.