Joan Eloise Zuydwegt, 86, of Plainwell, Michigan went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 11th, 2020. Joan was born on October 24th, 1933, in Neptune City, New Jersey. She was the second of four children born to Jay Podell and Frances (Bergman) Podell.
On June 13, 1962, Joan married the love of her life, Cornelius Zuydwegt, who survives.
Joan went to nursing school in the states of New Jersey, Florida and Texas. She worked as an RN, at PIPP Community Hospital of Plainwell. She was also in the United States Air force.
Joan took pride in being a housewife and mother. She enjoyed flowers, spending time with her family and friends, reading books, horseback riding, and roller skating. Joan was also an animal lover, given many pets a loving home over the years. She bred toy poodles and beagles, and also had cats as pets.
Joan is survived by her childre: Dena (Dave) Conway (Zuydwegt), Cornelius (Jennifer) Zuydwegt, Bret Zuydwegt, and Marge Ulman. Eight grand children: Morgan Zuydwegt, Brea Zuydwegt, CJ (Cornelius) Zuydwegt, Autumn Zuydwegt, Richard Mullins, Arendena (Russ) McCleod (Zuydwegt), Charlie Flanagan, and Makency Flanagan. Siblings Barb Shear and Mel Podell. Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Jay and Frances Podell, and brother Wayne Podell.
According to Joans wises, cremation has taken place at Simply Cremation and Funeral Care. The family will get together on September 27, 2020 at 1pm at 111 South Sunset in Plainwell, MI 49080.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Simply Cremations in Grand Rapids, Michigan.