Joan A. Buchheister, age 83, of New Baltimore, passed away February 28, 2012. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and cooking. Beloved wife of Robert; dear mother of Robert (Fran), Susan (Don) VanTiem and Karen (Charles) Schneider; grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of four; sister of Helen Catani, Marilyn Kielan, the late Barbara Yacenik and the late Geraldine Pekosky. Instate 10 a.m until time of liturgy at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 2 at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Visitation 2:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 1 with a 7 p.m. scripture service at Gendernalik Funeral Home, 35259 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore.