Preston, Joanne “Jo” Caroline, Freeland, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at her home, surrounded by her family. Jo was 53 years of age. Joanne C. Martindale was born on March 28, 1957 to the late Ray and Nancy (Lane) Martindale. She was married to Richard A. Preston, Jr. on August 21, 1976 in Saginaw, Michigan. He survives her. Jo had been employed with Wildfire Credit Union, until her retirement in January of 2009. She was a hot air balloon enthusiast, she was very talented with crafts, she also enjoyed spending time at her cottage on the lake. Some of Jo’s other hobbies included golf and bowling. Surviving are her husband Rick Preston of Freeland, two sisters: Peg (Al) Kiley of Midland, and Carol (Gary) Conger of Hemlock. Also surviving are many special nieces and nephews. Jo’s Funeral Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Pastor Glen Pettigrove will officiate. In accordance with Jo’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Covenant VNA Hospice - Partners In Caring or Karmonas Research Hospital. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Jo’s family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com