Joan P. Dean, age 89 passed away peacefully at Alamo Nursing Home on November 22, 2019. Joan was born on October 15, 1930, the daughter of Vern and Irene Hartwell in Alamo, MI. She married Gordon Dean in 1952. Joan worked as a teacher's aide for Bloomingdale Public Schools before retiring in 1995. After her retirement, Joan enjoyed spending her time painting, taking pictures, knitting and gardening, but mostly she enjoyed serving others, especially visiting the homebound. Joan is survived by her son, Lee (Dawn) Dean of Plainwell; daughter-in-law, Roberta Dean of Alamo; grandkids, Jennifer, Ashley, Todd, Eric, Becca and special granddaughter, Noel; four great grandkids and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are her two brothers, David and Harvey, and an incredibly special friend, Jim Harvey. Joan was preceded in death by her husband in 2007; her son, Jeff in 2008; a sister, Joyce; and a brother, Rick. Visitation for Joan will be on Monday, November 25, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Bloomindale Christian Church where her service will be on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11 AM. Cremation will take place after her service with inurnment of her cremains at a later date at Spring Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Bloomingdale Christian Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Bloomingdale Chapel, D.L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com.