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Obituary for Joane E. Medemar

Joane E. Medemar

Joane Estelle Medemar, age 80 of Delton, passed away on November 6, 2022. Joane was born on May 25, 1942 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of J. Henry and Shirley (Barnes) Bosch. On August 31, 1963 Joane married the love of her life Richard Medemar. Joane was a 1960 graduate of East Lansing High School where she was the class secretary and valedictorian. She then attended Central Michigan University earning her bachelor’s degree in 1964, where was the past president of her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta and was a member of the academic honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. She later went on to attend Michigan State University where she earned her master’s degree. Joane was a teacher at Battle Creek Public Schools for many years. She was a puzzle fanatic and enjoyed reading, card games, cooking, swimming, traveling, and spending winters in Florida. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. Joane was a devoted Christian and was a member of Covenant Hope Church. Joane is survived by her husband, Richard Medemar; children: Daniel Medemar (Amy) and Denise Olmstead (Mark); grandchildren: Leanesse, Kyle, Alexis, Grace, Fiona; and Laela; sister, Lisa Pence; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joane was preceded in death by her parents. Joane’s family will receive friends on Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Covenant Hope Church where her funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Joane’s family.