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JoAnn Gapuz

October 14, 1947 June 20, 2020
JoAnn Gapuz
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Obituary for JoAnn Gapuz

JoAnn Gapuz, of Highland, MI, born October 14, 1947, passed away on June 20, 2020 at the age of 72. JoAnn was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Mortimer) Smith. She began her career in the auto industry by selling cars at both Cook-Herriman Volkswagen and Andres Oldsmobile (now Crippen). She worked at General Motors in both Lansing and at the Milford Proving Grounds, retiring in 2013 as a 7th level supervisor in the Emissions Lab. She loved to read, do puzzles, and create stained glass. She was a longtime car enthusiast, enjoyed riding on the Goldwing trike with Ralph and being known by her biker nickname of Gearhead. JoAnn was a huge Bob Seger fan. She and Ralph were very passionate about veteran advocacy issues including POW/MIA and veteran service dogs, especially their own K9, Recon.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ralph (retired Army Spec 4 who served in Vietnam); son, David (Leesha) Lee; daughter, Michelle (Jon) Helmic; granddaughters, Delaney and Hannah Lee; stepdaughter, Gale (Curt) ODell; stepson, Ralph (Angela) Gapuz; step-grandchildren, Danielle (Nicholas) Katterman, Brendon (Elizabeth) ODell and Olivia Gapuz; step-great grandchild, Ean Katterman. She was predeceased by her sister, Katherine.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Visitation will be from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Michigan War Dog Memorial Inc., 542 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Milford, MI 48380 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675 in loving memory of JoAnn. The family is being served by the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Monday

29

Jun

11:00 AM 6/29/2020 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 6/29/2020 1:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Monday

29

Jun

1:00 PM 6/29/2020 1:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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