Joyce M. Schilling

joyce schilling
Joyce M. Schilling, age 84, of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Patty Elwood in Cresco, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Church in North Washington, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating the mass. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Hampton, IA. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Holy Family Parish Gathering Space in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at Immaculate Conception in North Washington one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Joyce Marie was born June 14, 1937, the daughter of Albert and Helen (Conzemius) Gebel in North Washington. She attended grade school in North Washington and graduated from New Hampton High School in May of 1955. Joyce was united in marriage to Richard Schilling on October 10th that very same year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home in rural New Hampton and welcomed their five children, Bob, Bill, Brian, Brenda, and Barb. Joyce worked as a legal secretary early on in her career. She enjoyed caring for her children until returning to work in 1972 as a book keeper for Chickasaw Feed Service and retired from Rausch Bros. Trucking in 2010. Her favorite pastime was decorating cakes for many weddings, anniversaries, and special events. Her hobbies included gardening, camping, playing cards and attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events. Those left to cherish Joyce’s memory are her children; Bob (Elmarie) Schilling of Waterloo, Bill Schilling of Ionia, IA, Brian (Patrice) Schilling of New Hampton, Brenda (Tony) Ponto of Waverly, IA, and Barb (Tom) Devaney of Anamosa, IA; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother, Charlie (June) Gebel of New Hampton; brother-in-law, Roger (Karen) Schilling of Cumming, GA and sister-in-law, Marilyn Meissen of Ankeny, IA and several nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Dick on May 25, 2021; granddaughter, Brandy Schilling; daughter-in-law, Peg Schilling.

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  1. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Joyce’s family. I enjoyed our many conversations at our coffee group at McDonald’s.

  2. Our sympathies to the entire family. She was a great lady.
    Touched many lives with her laughter and kindness.

  3. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  4. My deepest sympathy to Joyce’s family. She was a wonderful lady and always enjoyed talking to her, always a smile and a great laugh! Rest In Peace dear Joyce. Jan Manson

  5. Our deepest sympathy to the Schilling family. She was an extra special lady. Joyce and Spike always had some interesting conversations when they both worked for Rausches.

  6. Our sympathy to the family of Joyce Schilling. I always enjoyed working with Joyce at the Church. We had lots of laughs. Prayers for you all. Sincerely, Louise and Donn Harris

  7. So very sorry for your loss! Joyce was a very nice lady that loved her family dearly! Sending thoughts and prayers! Dan and Peg Testroet

  8. Thoughts and prayers to Joyce’s family. Such a sweet lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her. She is now reunited with Dick and may they both rest in peace.

  9. To the Schilling family, you have my deepest sympathy. May your cherished memories assist you during this difficult time.

  10. We so loved Aunt Joyce and remember many fun times in Iowa. Prayers for all of you on the passing of Aunt Joyce and Uncle Dick. With love.

  11. Charley, June and all the Shilling family: You have my sympathy in the passing of your sister, Joyce. Joyce was such a friendly person, so fun to visit with. My thoughts and prayers to her family. Sharon Trewin

  12. So sorry for your loss, 40 + years later still remember the 4H softball, camping trips Joyce and Dick made so fun. Thoughts and prayers to the family

  13. Such a special lady & the best neighbor Ever! I will miss her every day, we had so many wonderful chats. Condolances to the kids, she cherished each one!

  14. So sorry for you loss, after 40+ years still fondly remember Dick and Joyce with 4H softball, camping trips, fair. Always there for us. Condolences to the family.

  15. We will forever be grateful we were included in the life of such a beautiful soul. That smile, that creative and crafty lady was simply amazing.

  16. With deepest sympathy, June Rosonke, Joanne Heil, Jolene Rosonke, Janice Gajewsky, Joyce Duncan, Dennis Rosonke and Duane Rosonke

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