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“I remember you and Frank very well. I always thought you made a great looking couple. My older brother Bernie was in your wedding party in 1942. ...Read More »
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“I always loved how happy everyone was when Busia and her sisters got together. I will miss those times as a youngster, and hope that my own sisters...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sherry Markle - Deckerville, MI

“My Dearest Uncle Frank, There are no words to describe how saddened I was to hear of the passing of Aunt Joann. I remember so many wonderful...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kristina Haase - Wake Forest, NC

“Dear Uncle Frank and family. We were so saddened to hear of Aunt Joann's passing. We were lucky to know this beautiful lady and to be able to...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lorraine Romain Kanary - Arvada, CO

“Uncle Frank, Cheri and Judy. I am so sorry for your loss. Ray, Chris and I have fond memories of our visits to the farm for the family reunions. ...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy Haase - Wyoming, MI

“Uncle Frank, Cheri & Judy, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Aunt JoAnn will truly be missed. Sandy ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra Brown - Cass City, MI

JoAnn Louise Baranski, age 90, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Covenant Health Care – Cooper in Saginaw, following a short period of declining health. She was born on January 1, 1922 on the family farm in Caro, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dudek. The former JoAnn Dudek was united in marriage with Frank Joseph Baranski on November 21, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caro. JoAnn was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary, and the Polish American Club of Caro. She enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of nearly seventy years, Frank Baranski of Caro; two daughters, Cheryl & George Drukas of Troy, and Judith & Michael Zahn of Lisle, Illinois; four grandchildren and their spouses, Nicholas & Syndi Drukas of Henderson, Nevada, Alexander & Andrea Drukas of Rochester Hills, Aryn Zahn of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Andrew & Jessica Zahn of Cortland, Illinois; one great-granddaughter expected in August, Gia Grace Drukas; two sisters and their husbands, Alyce & Col. Fredrick Haase (USA Ret.) of Caro, Lillian & Bob Musiet of Carleton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Janowski, Estelle Romain, Emily Jacob, and Florence Szostak; and three brothers, Joseph, Edward and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caro with Rev. Dennis Kucharczyk officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Caro. The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. The Caro VFW Auxiliary Post 4164 will present a service of remembrance on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at