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Joyce Elaine Luinstra

May 12, 1927 June 27, 2019
Joyce Elaine Luinstra
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Obituary for Joyce Elaine Luinstra

Joyce Elaine Luinstra, age 92, was born on May 12, 1927, in Osceola County, IA, the daughter of William Harrison Mesch and Nora Dorman Mesch. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in May City, IA.
Joyce attended school at Harrison Township #3 through grade 8 and Hartley High School until grade 11.
Following the death of her father in 1941, the family moved to Worthington, MN and she graduated from Worthington High School in 1945.
Joyce worked at the Worthington Clinic until her marriage to Herman Luinstra in December of 1945. The couple then moved to May City.
She spent most of her adult life in northern Iowa and southwestern Minnesota. Joyce worked in Hartley for many years and was dietary manager at the Hartley Hospital. She was also mother to Sue Ann and Douglas and a busy farmwife.
They moved to Worthington in 1996 and Herman passed in 2002. Joyce lived at Okabena Towers until she moved to Primrose Care Center in Austin, MN and then to Orchard Hill in New Ulm, MN. She was most recently a resident of Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye, MN, where she fell asleep for eternity on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Joyce is survived by two children, Sue Ann Hubbard of Spencer, IA and Douglas (Marcia) Luinstra of Florence, AZ; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; her sister Bonnie Habeck of New Ulm, MN; brother-in-law, Wilbur Luinstra of May City, IA; sister-in-law, Evelyn Luinstra of Winona, MN, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Richard Milbrandt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Harrison Township Cemetery in May City, IA.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

5

Jul

12:30 PM 7/5/2019 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 7/5/2019 1:30:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

5

Jul

1:30 PM 7/5/2019 1:30:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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