MUNISING, MI. - Joan Catherine Anderson, age 66, of 314 Maple Street, Munising, died at home peacefully in her sleep on the morning of the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was born on July 19, 1947, the youngest of eleven children to Edward and Lucille (Pepin) Gauthier. Joan graduated from Sacred Heart School and then from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1964. She helped her sisters care for her nieces and nephews before she joined the convent. Joan studied there until her father died in 1969. She then finished her studies and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor Degree in Social Work. Joan earned her Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. She worked as a juvenile officer for Judge Pater at the Alger Court House. Joan married James E. Anderson on October 4, 1978 and they were blessed with their daughter, Cecilia. When Cecilia was in elementary school, Joan went to work for the LMAS Health Department as a social worker. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Church and to her Catholic faith.