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Joann Burk Michaelis


Joann Burk Michaelis, 71, of Carlinville and formerly of Hettick, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 in Springfield.

She was born Dec. 5, 1952 in Alton, the daughter of the late Charles Bernard and Wanda Jean Stewart Burk.

She married Jerry Michaelis on April 19, 1980 in Carlinville. Joann was a 1971 graduate of Northwestern High School in Palmyra.

She was an employee of Schein Body and Equipment, and Monterey Coal Co. and recently Macoupin Co. Farm Bureau as an administrative assistant, where she retired in 2018.  She was also a member of Farm Bureau.

Joann was an avid traveler, who loved vacationing with her family and organizing trips for the Macoupin County “Prime Timers.”

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Jennifer Noble (Charles) of Springfield, Jeffrey Michaelis (Natosha) of Carlinville; grandchildren, Camryn Michaelis, Graylin Michaelis; a sister, Jeanne Haley (Richard) of Hettick; brothers, Mike Burk of Hettick, Don Burk (Patty) of Palmyra; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church near Girard.  Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Carlinville.  Visitation was held at Stults-Neece Chapel in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to Adopt A Pet of Benld, Il. or Trinity Lutheran Church and sent to Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 E. Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.

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