THOMASTON — Joan Shimanek, 84, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 in the comfort of her family at Quarry Hill in Camden, Maine. Joan was born on May 23, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland to parents Leo Shimanek and Elsie Miller Shimanek.
Joan grew up in Baltimore and attended local schools. While raising her children Joan chose to stay at home and after her children were in school she went to work in the office of a local credit bureau.
Most important to Joan was the raising of her family and when not engaged in that she enjoyed cooking for them, going out to eat in the local restaurants, and dancing. Joan’s family fondly recalls her as being a very loving and compassionate person as well as pleasant, warm and enduring to all those she met.
Joan moved to Maine in 2001 to be near her son, Thomas and his family in Thomaston, and due to health issues she then moved to Quarry Hill in Camden, Maine.
Joan was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Donna Hauck; and her grandchildren, Erica and Donald Hauck.
Joan is survived by her son, Thomas Lorleberg of Thomaston, ME; her sister, Kathleen Study of Dundalk, MD; her niece Kimberly Study Sennett of MD; along with her nephew, Kevin Study of San Diego, CA.
She is also survived by her granddaughters, Amanda Hauck of Dundalk, MD, Bridget Franz of MD, and Valerie Lorleberg of Thomaston, ME.
She also leaves great grandchildren, Jacob and Kortnee Franz and Zachary Morgan of MD.
It was Joan's wish that she be cremated and her ashes buried in the family lot in Baltimore, MD, at a time convenient to the family.
Hall's of Thomaston has care of the arrangements.
To extend online condolences visit www.hallfuneralhomes.com.