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JoAnne M. Lavanant

September 20 , 1958 - May 27 , 2019

JoAnne M. Lavanant

September 20 , 1958 - May 27 , 2019


Friday, June 07, 201910:00 AM ~ 12:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home


Friday, June 07, 201912:00 PMMichigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



Lavanant, JoAnne M, age 60, of Allentown, formerly of Trenton, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27, 2019 in her residence, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Robert Lavanant. Loving mother of Michael James Reifsnider, Ryan Christian-Faith Reifsnider, Mark Eugene (Xochil Prez) Reifsnider, Lauren Ashleigh (Brandon) Yenser and Christopher John Sorich. Dearest grandmother of Loren, Avery, Connor, Trystan, Owen, Dominic, Jessika, Hayden Caleb and Beckett. She is also survived by her sisters Judy Gregg, Sheryl Garton, her brothers Terry Franzel, Larry Franzel and her four-legged companion Shelby. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene K. and Sylvia P. Franzel. JoAnne was born in Detroit. She was a member of Saint Ann’s R.C. Church, Emmaus and was employed by Sanofi Pharmaceutical Company. JoAnne also worked a Registered Nurse in the NICU at University Hospital in Michigan for many years. She was a graduate of Trenton High School, Trenton, MI, Wayne County Community College and Davenport University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Business Administration degrees. JoAnne had a strong love for animals, especially dogs. She adored her grandchildren and will be deeply missed by her entire family.


  • My nursing school buddy at WC3 . Such a Great person, kind & so giving . We were going to see go see a broadway play & shop Manhattan, dang it ! To her family I’m so sorry for your loss, Thinking & Praying for you Jacqueline Biondo

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