JoAnn (Osterberg) Zelm, 77, passed away with her family by her side on Thursday April 22, 2021. JoAnn was born in Iron Mountain, Mich., one of thirteen children and the daughter of the late Evald and Edith Osterberg.
JoAnn was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family with every ounce of her being. She was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren and delighted in their milestones and accomplishments. JoAnn was a very hands-on and selfless mother and grandmother who treasured every moment spent with her family.
Above all else, JoAnn loved God and was an exemplary student and teacher of God’s Word. JoAnn touched many hearts and lives with her generous heart and passion for serving God’s people.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Merlin Zelm; three children: Michelle (Wesley) Durden, Kevin (Stacy) Zelm and Michael (Lori Miron) Zelm; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Per JoAnn’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cadieu Funeral Home is assisting the Zelm family with arrangements.
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