Diener, Joyce E., Merrill, Michigan

Passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 70 years. Joyce was born August 10, 1943, the daughter of the late Arnold and Anna (Fischer) Pretzer Sr. She married August E. Diener July 31, 1965. He predeceased her January 6, 1993. She was also was predeceased by her father and mother –in-law Fred and Caroline Diener and by two brothers two sisters and four brother-in-laws and two sister-in-laws. Joyce is survived by eight brothers and two sisters, seven brother-in-laws 16 sister-in-laws and by longtime friend Ted Gehoski. Joyce was a lifelong member of St John Ev. Lutheran Church Hemlock. The family would like to thank Wellspring Hospice and their staff. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2290 Pretzer Road, Hemlock. Rev. Phil Bigelow will officiate. Burial to follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and then on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at church. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John Ev. Lutheran Church or Wellspring Hospice of Frankenmuth. www.casefuneralhome.com