Joanne M. Yankovitch, age 81, of Hubbard Lake, passed away July 12, 2014, at Kelly’s Care Home in Alpena.

Joanne was born on Aug. 15, 1932, to the late Joseph and Bernice (Galkowski) Wojdacz in Wauwautosa, Wis. She married Emery W. Yankovitch on Dec. 31, 1951, in Milwaukee, Wis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1999. Joanne dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of St. Catherines Church and Ossineke Eagles Aux. 3762.

Joanne is survived by her four children, Susan (Bill) McClelland of Ocoee, Fla., Cynthia (Bob) Markowski of Ossineke, Mich., Julia (Ken Curtis) Weisgerber of Washington, Mich., and Emery (Skip) J. Yankovitch of Rochester, Mich.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward (Carole) Wojdacz of Wisconsin, and Don (Pat) Wojdacz of Texas; one sister, Kathleen (Albert) Pouria of Arizona; many nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes, Joanne has been taken by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home for cremation. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Sunrise Side.

Inurnment: St. Catherines Church Cemetery.