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Joan Kasinsky

Joan Kasinsky age 92 passed away on October 12, 2019.
 Joan was born October 24, 1926 in Niles. Joan was a lifelong resident of Hastings, graduating from Hastings High School in 1944. Joan met the love of her life John W. Kasinsky at Percy Jones Hospital while volunteering with cousin. She married John on October 17, 1947, and they spent the next 49 years together.
Joan worked at Michigan Bell in Hastings and Battle Creek for 23 years. After she left Michigan Bell, Joan worked at Feldpausch for 21 years, retiring in 1989. After retiring, Joan enjoyed spending time volunteering for many years at Thornapple Manor playing the piano and reading to residents. She also volunteered with Love Inc. connecting those in need with local services. For her years of service to the community, she was honored with an award. Joan also enjoyed, bowling, golfing, reading, and playing cards.
Joan was a woman of great faith and was an active member of the United Methodist Church for many years, participating in United Methodist Women, the education committee, numerous fall bazaars, and funeral luncheons.
 Joan was preceded in death by husband,  John Kasinsky; sisters, Jean (Boyd) Morehead, Doris (Kenneth) Covey, and brother-in-law, Martin (Janet) VanGeison.
Joan is survived by her sister, Janet (Martin) VanGeison; son, Michael (Janine) Kasinsky;granddaughter, Kristen Kasinsky, as well as many nieces and nephews whom she treasured. Joan loved her family and those she “adopted” as family dearly and will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be Sunday, Oct.  20, 2019 from 1 until 2 p.m., with a service at 2 p.m. at Green Street United Methodist Church, 209 West Green Street, Hastings, MI 49058.  =Interment will be at Fort Custer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to Green Street United Methodist Church or Barry County Cares.  
Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, visit

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