2017-11-09 / Obituaries

Joan Patricia (Samolin) Kerry

Joan Patricia (Samolin) Kerry, 86, Houghton Lake, died Nov. 3, 2017, at home, with her daughter and son at her side.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. She will be buried in Roscom­mon Township Cemetery. Christler Fu­neral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, is handling the arrangements. The family expressed its appreciation to Heartland Hospice for the care shown to her.

Born Feb. 14, 1931, in Detroit, she was the oldest of four children born to Edward J. and MaryEllen (Corcoran) Samolin. She previously lived in De­troit, Saginaw and Flint. She was affili­ated with Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and VFW Post #4034 and was a member of Houghton Lake Eagles Aeire #3201. She was retired from Amerigas.

Preceding her in death were her daughter, Vicky Marie (Loesel) Ford; husband, Joe A. Kerry; two sisters and their spouses, Helene (Mike) Lambert and Diane (John) Chase; brother, Ed­ward Lawrence Samolin-Zuellig; bio­logical parents; and stepfather, Perl E. Zuellig.

Surviving are her daughter, Lynn (Larry) Boult of San Antonio, TX; son, Robert “Bobby” Havrilla of Houghton Lake, eight grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren who called her “Grandma- Great;” son-in-law, Francis (Deborah) Ford; many good friends and neighbors; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Catholic School Fund at P.O. Box 800, Pruden­ville, MI 48651 or Gift of Life Founda­tion at www.giftoflifefoundationmi.org or mailed to Gift of Life Foundation 3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

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