Of Chelsea, Michigan. age 90, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born February 19, 1932 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, the daughter of Rexford H. and Irma (Wells) Fluno.

Joan graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, and moved to Ann Arbor before marrying Red, then to Chelsea in 1972. Joan worked in accounting for the University of Michigan. She was a volunteer at Chelsea Community Hospital. Joan enjoyed playing cards, quilting and knitting; and loved to travel with family.

On April 9, 1955, Joan married Walter F. “Red” Maier, Jr., and he preceded her in death on August 16, 1986. She is survived by her son, Craig (Stacy) Maier of Chelsea; brother, Jere (Anne) Fluno of Marco Island, Florida; sister-in-law, Pat Fluno of Wisconsin Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Fritz; brothers, Rex Fluno and Jack Fluno; and sister-in-law, Helen Fluno.
The family would like to thank the staff of Chelsea Retirement Community and Arbor Hospice for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

No public services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel. 

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#6 Rod and Kathy Powers 2022-08-31 16:44
Craig and Stacy..We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the wonderful memories you hold in your heart help you through the difficult times ahead. With our deepest sympathy.
#5 Brian Fluno 2022-08-30 12:52
Craig & Stacy... Sad to hear the news. Joan was both my Aunt and also my Godmother. She and I had many long distance interactions over the years and I enjoyed hearing from her. Thoughts are with you both.
#4 Diane Weid 2022-08-30 12:30
My husband Russ always enjoyed deliving meals to Joan. She was such a delight!
I recall her many years of service to Chelsea Community Hospital, and what a great knitter she was. Oh, and cookies, she loved her cookies! RIP dear lady.
#3 Mary Tobin 2022-08-30 12:30
Craig, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom.
#2 Jim and Gail Finch 2022-08-29 17:46
Craig and Stacy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
#1 Sandra Ball-Jenkins 2022-08-29 14:19
Craig, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady so full of life.

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