Joyce Marjorie Franek, age 81 of Lowell, formerly of Higgins Lake, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony Franek. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn (Phil) Kasper; grandchildren Matthew Kasper, Amelia Kruger, Kristian Kasper; great-grandson Brayden; brothers John Cawker and Red Cawker. The family will meet with friends and relatives Thursday 6 – 8:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.