Mrs. Lillian Joan Schmid (Kauffman) went to be with our Lord on Jan. 23, 2017. She was born on July 14, 1934 in Three Rivers to Kenneth and Mary (Boggio) Kauffman.
Joan graduated from Three Rivers High School. She was the second of nine children: Donna (Harvard) Davis, Pat (Duane) Flinn, Leroy (Dorothy) Kauffman, Ken (Myra) Kauffman, Betty (Roger) Peters, Charlie (Marcia) Kauffman, Diana Kauffman and Rick (Lydia) Kauffman.
On June 21, 1959, Joan married Karl E. Schmid who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2009.
Joan is survived by their three children, Teri (Tim) Jameson, Tim Schmid and Thad (Judy) Schmid; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Today our Heavenly Father called His Angel home. Joan was an amazing example of love and grace. Her kind words, gentle soul touched and inspired many.
Family was her world. She shared many laughs with friends and family while playing card games. Pinochle was the Kauffman family favorite. Her determination and love for life is shown through her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Joan also sang in the choir at the Nazarene Church.
Her home was open to all. She enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan was a dedicate fan of the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers. Watching their games was a great passion.
Thank you Lord for the time you gave us with her.
Services will be held on Friday, the 27th Day of January, at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Custer in Battle Creek.

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