Engelke, Joyce P., Saginaw, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Luther Manor. She was 83 years old. Joyce P. Gilles was born on April 15, 1927 in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Henry and Flista (Beck) Gilles. She married William E. Engelke; he preceded her in death on January 9, 1980. Joyce was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are two daughters: Patricia (Robert) Buchholz, Jayne (Dale) Schoenmeyer; a son-in-law, Charles Schoenmeyer; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two sisters; Betty Kunkleman and Merlien Oehring. Joyce was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Schoenmeyer, a grandson, Robert Schoenmeyer and a sister, Joan Schibelhut. Joyce’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of VNA Hospice - Partners in Caring and the staff of Luther Manor for their loving care. Joyce’s funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Pastor Mark Lindloff will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Deisler Funeral Home on Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression sympathy may wish to consider memorials to VNA Hospice- Partners in Caring or American Heart Association. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Joyce’s family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com