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Joanne Marcella Mingay
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Obituary for Joanne Marcella Mingay

"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them" ~ Vicki Bau

MARQUETTE, MI – Lifelong Marquette resident, Joanne Marcella Mingay, age 61, entered eternal life Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice.
Born February 4, 1956, in Marquette, a daughter of Alton and Marcella (Hokans) Johnson, Joanne graduated from Marquette Senior High School and later received an associate degree from Northern Michigan University. For over 30 years, she was employed as a licensed practical nurse, serving 27 of those years in Dr. Soderberg’s office. Joanne had a passion for making music with friends and dancing classical ballet. This passion led to she and husband, Greg, owning and operating the Second Skin Shop for 40 years and serving the dancing community.
Joanne is survived by her husband of over 41 years, Greg, whom she married in 1976; her daughters, Alanna and Camilla Mingay; sisters, Miriam Englund and Suzanne Davies; and many friends. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27, during the hours of 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm for an informal time of memories, light refreshments, and conversation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to any of Joanne’s favorite charities, American Cancer Society, UPAWS, or Bay Cliff Health Camp.
Wayne Dyer once compared dancing to life, “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” And, Joanne did all this...and with grace.
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Celebration of Life




5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home

926 N. Third Street
Marquette, MI 49855

An informal time of memories, light refreshments, and conversation.

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

20450 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, Michigan 48076

UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter)

P.O. Box 968
Marquette, Michigan 49855

Bay Cliff Health Camp

P.O. Box 310
Big Bay, Michigan 49808

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