Joyce Louise Genrich

Joyce Louise Genrich

Feb. 14, 1928 – Oct. 6, 2016

 

ALGONA - Joyce Louise Genrich of LuVerne, 88, died on her 71st wedding anniversary to join Stan in Heaven, Oct. 6, 2016, at Windsor Manor.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at the LuVerne United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mark Heath officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, LuVerne.  Interment will be held in the LuVerne Township Cemetery.

Joyce Louise Genrich was born on Feb. 14, 1928, in Irvington, Iowa, to John and Laura (Stumbo) Bockes.  She started her education in a country school near Irvington, and later attended and graduated from LuVerne High School.

On Oct. 6, 1945, she married Stanley Arthur Genrich in Blue Earth, Minnesota. To this union, one son was born. The couple farmed near LuVerne, where Joyce enjoyed gardening and canning the bounty of her hard work. Joyce found enjoyment working in the LuVerne Corner Store. She worked there for nearly 13 years. At one point she also worked as a bookkeeper. Joyce enjoyed going to the old Thrasher Reunions in Mount Pleasant with Stanley. She also liked camping, attending her morning coffee group and baking, but her favorite thing was attending the grandchildren’s activities.

Joyce was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in LuVerne, taught Sunday school there, served as chairperson for the women’s’ circle and was in the 7 a.m. Wednesday prayer group.

She is survived by her son, Michael Genrich; grandchildren, John and Nicole Genrich, great-grandchild, Eden Genrich; Kelly Morris and other nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley in 2012; parents John (Laura) Bockes; step-mother Nellie (Huff) Bockes; mother and father-in-law, Gladys and Albert Genrich; brother, Kenneth Bockes and sister, Kathryn (David) Morris.

Oakcrest Funeral Services, 515-882-3322, www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com

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