Joyce Kloempken, age 86, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, in Hudson, Florida.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe with interment in the Glencoe City Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 9:00 A.M., Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Joyce Josephine Katheryn Kloempken was born on January 8, 1931, in Biscay, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Emil and Agnes (Kreneka) Pagel. Joyce was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Glencoe through grade 10 at the Glencoe Public Schools.
On October 3, 1956, Joyce was united in marriage to Edgar Kloempken at the Church of Peace in Glencoe. Joyce and Edgar resided and farmed in Round Grove Township, rural Fernando and later moved to Glencoe in 1958 at 1528 Stevens Avenue. They shared 48 years of marriage until Edgar passed away on August 25, 2005. Joyce moved to Hudson, Florida in 2008.
Joyce was a wonderful mother and homemaker to her two children, Bernard and David Hill. She also worked outside her home as an inspector at Telex in Glencoe for 30 years. She retired in 1996. After retirement she worked part-time as a cashier at Coborn’s in Glencoe.
Joyce was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Joyce enjoyed playing cards, watching television, dancing, and crocheting. She loved going fishing and also attending local fish frys. She also enjoyed watching sports on television. Her favorite sports teams to watch in person or on television were the Glencoe High School teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Gophers. Joyce also had a dog who she treasured, named Molly. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends.
Joyce passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Solaris Healthcare in Hudson, Florida, at the age of 86 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Joyce is survived by her:
Son, Bernard Hill of Hudson, FL;
Grandchildren, Adam Hill, Amy Hill-Hahn, Amanda Hill, and Melissa Hill;
Great-Grandchild, Ethan Hill;
Brother, Dale Pagel and his wife, Jeanne of Glencoe, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Joyce is preceded in death by her Parents, Emil and Agnes Pagel; Son, David J Hill; Brothers, Vernon Pagel, Wilfred Pagel and Gerald Pagel; Sister, Beulah Zeik and her husband, Clemmet; Special Friend Paula Spencer (significant other of Bernard); and Brother and Sister-in-laws, Edwin and Esther Kloempken, Walter and Elsie Penk, and George and Selda Hantge.