GROEN Joan Emily Groen age 80 of Belding passed away October 6 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband John. She is survived by her children Frank Visco Cindy and Steve Koning; sister Alberta Bachert; foster daughter SR Lucinda Patterson; grandchildren Angela Mark and David Visco Steven and fianc Michelle and Christian Koning; extended family includes many grandchildren great grandchildren great great grandchildren nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:30 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell. Rev. Mark Peacock officiating. Interment Blythefield Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends and Neighbors 4H Club 12272 4 Mile Road Lowell MI 49331.