Welcome to Smith Miner

(October 20, 1942 – October 1, 2015)

Joel M. Wirtanen Joel M. Wirtanen, age 72, of Midland passed away on October 1, 2015 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Joel was born in Fort Benning, GA on October 20, 1942 to the late Lt Col. Lewis Earle and Toini E (Hill) Martin.Joel was involved in Boy Scouts and Girls Scout when her children were growing up. Joel enjoyed reading and loved to hear about her grandchildren?ÇÖs activities.Joel is survived by her children; Elizabeth (Michael) Bellor, Stephen Medley, Teresa (Tony) Robbins and his children, and Laura (Robert) Huckins; her grandchildren, Joshua and Heather Bellor, Jacob and Christopher Cady, and Nathan (Laura) and Jason Huckins, and 1 great granddaughter, Reagan Mae Huckins. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Murphy.Joel is predeceased by her brother in law, Mike Murphy.A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Fox, OFM, Cap. officiating. Friends can visit with the family on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are to consider the family in her name.Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.